The first edition of the Udaipur Amazing Race conducted by CodeRed, the event management club of IIM Udaipur and Potpourri, the Literary Club of IIM Udaipur was truly an ‘amazing’ success. The race kicked off at 12:00 noon and the came to an exciting close at 3.30 pm. The winning team, ‘Random Roamers’, comprising of Jagadeesh J and Gaurav Meena won the grand prize of Rs. 5000. The team ‘Milk Run’ comprising of Saadur Rashid and Akshay Jhinga came a close second. These were one of the teams right from the start, but managed to leave the competition behind at the steep climb to the Neemach Mata Mandir.
Students and Faculty, in teams of two, had an exciting time exploring the city. They dabbled in puppetry at Bagore ki Haveli, became potters and tried their hand at delicate miniature paintings at Shilpgram. They were quite willing to take a dip in the cool waters at Hanuman Ghat. Another interesting task to complete was at Sukhadia Circle, where they actually made pani-puri and served it to some daring customers. The central aim of the event was to encourage student participation in the tourism activities around Udaipur and the organizers hope to make it an annual fixture with participation of students from outside Rajasthan as well.
The first edition of The Udaipur Amazing Race was made possible thanks to the assistance of sponsors which included Sarla Exports, The West Zone Cultural Centre, Mewar Tours and Travels Ltd. and UdaipurBlog.com