Shimla, Jan 01 (ANI): Local administration in Shimla on Thursday (January 01) organized a high altitude half-marathon to propagate federal government's Clean India Mission on New Year day. About 200 participants ran the 2.5- kilometer stretch. Addition Deputy Commissioner (ADC) of Shimla, Unis, who flagged off the marathon, said the importance of the otherwise an annual exercise was to spread awareness about cleanliness. Some of the participants in the marathon vowed to make the run a part of their daily routine. Prime Minister Narendra Modi had launched the nationwide cleanliness mission on October 02 last year to raise awareness at the grassroots level for better sanitation in a bid to create a sense of responsibility among citizens under the banner of 'Swachh Bharat Abhiyaan' or Clean India Mission.