About 5,000 students of Delhi University will participate in a 2.4-kilometre 'Run for ViksitBharat' on May 8 (Wednesday) as part of the campaign to transform India into a developed country by 2047, the university said in a statement on Thursday.  DU Vice-chancellor Yogesh Singh will be the chief guest for the event, the statement said. Students from various DU colleges will participate in this marathon organised under the collective aegis of DU and the Vikas Bharat Ambassador Club, the statement said. A meeting to outline the preparations for the event was held under the chairmanship of DU registrar VikasGupta.  The meeting was attended by nodal officers and sports teachers from various colleges, including NCC and NSS officers, who discussed the modalities of the event. Gupta said the run will be flagged off from gate number one of the university at 7 am on May 8 and will conclude at the sports complex of the university at gate number four. About 5,000 students from different colleges will participate in the 2.4-kilometer run, he said.