Bhubaneswar:3/9/17: Just 38 editions old, but Ekamra Walks, the only guided heritage tour of the city has crossed a major milestone today with having 2,008 visitors. With two visitors from England and Romania the city heritage walk also registered presence of walkers from 23 different countries from different corners of the world.
Recently students from several universities of US as interns at city based universities like KISS, KIIT and CUTM, IIT and other Indian universities like Benaresh Hindu University have visited the Ekamra Walks and made it a sought after destination for the people visiting the Temple City.
Making it inclusive students from city slums and also from orphanage and special children from different age groups also frequented the walk and enriching its guests’ list besides celebrated authors, artists, journalists, food writers, historians and conservationists.
Today’s 110 walks included 75 students from IIT Bhubaneswar alone, of which Sarthak Patnaik, a first year B. Tech student needs a special mention here as despite being physically challenged, he completed his day’s heritage learning with other students and learnt many things on the unique Kalingan architecture of temple building.