To celebrate the 143rd birth anniversary of the Iron Man of India, Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel a “Run for Unity” was organized at IIT Palakkad on the 31st of October 2018. Almost three hundred students, staff and professors gathered to take part in the run which commenced at 5.30 pm. The director, Dr. P.B. Sunil flagged off the run. The course of the race was about 3.5 km and everyone completed the course. T shirts were sponsored by SBI and refreshments were provided to everyone who took part in the run.