As part of the National Unity Day celebration the department of physical education and sports of St Joseph Vaz College, Cortalim organized a ‘Unity Run’ for the staff and students of the college. The day started with the staff and students taking the ‘Rashtriya Ekta Diwas Pledge’. The pledge was administered by sports secretary Sharif Ansari. The participants took the pledge to preserve the unity, integrity and security of the nation. They also pledged to make their contribution to ensure internal security of the country. In total there were 50 participants present for taking the pledge.

This was followed by the ‘Unity Run’ in which the students and some staff members enthusiastically took part. The number of students participating for the run were 32 and staff were 11. The students ran a total of 3 km covering a large part of Cortalim village. While running the participants spread the message of unity among the people and highlighted the importance of the day. The students and staff also participated in a special exihibition on the life
of Sardar Vallabhai Patel which was shown to them in the college hall. The exihibition highlighted the vision and actions taken by Sardar Vallabhai Patel for the unification of the country.