On the occasion of the ongoing National road safety month, Hirakud Hydro Electric Project, Burla at Sambalpur (A Unit of Odisha Hydro Power Corporation Ltd) took initiative to create massive awareness among the public regarding road safety. The Ministry of Road Transport and Highways has declared 1st National Road Safety month from January 18, 2021 to February 17, 2021. To mark the occasion, a marathon was arranged on 16th February 2021 at Burla which started from Jagannath mandir, Planetarium chowk and ended at Veer Surendra Sai University of Technology (VSSUT) which is around a 5 KM long stretch. Around 170 employees of the Unit participated in the marathon. The programme was arranged with strict adherence to COVID-19 guidelines. Necessary measures were also taken towards traffic control, First Aid facility, ambulance services, etc. Medal of participation was given to all the participants as a token of appreciation. Further, in order to create COVID-19 awareness among the public, around 3000 masks were also distributed to the general public. The closing ceremony was held at VSSUT gate, which ended with distribution of sweets.