On Sunday morning, Vizag saw hundreds of Vizagites making their
way to the Andhra University Engineering Grounds to participate in
the Olympic Day Run which was organized by the Vizag District
Olympic Association (VDOA).
The association aimed at creating a world record by having one
lakh attendees participate in the run and to this end. To get
maximum turnover, they did their best, including roping in actor
Ram Charan and inviting the CM among other MLAs to flag off the
event. But instead of focusing on the run, Vizagites were
star-struck on seeing Ram Charan Teja.
As soon as the actor came on the dais, the crowd got
uncontrollable. To get closer to the actor, people were seen
pushing each other while hooting and cheering for the star. The
situation soon got out of hand, as a mini stampede ensued. But with
timely intervention by the police force deployed at the venue,
sanity was restored.
Despite the chaos, Vizag did manage to register a large
participation and it seems, the city could well make the Guinness
Book of World Records.