Minister of Youth Affairs and Sports Anurag Thakur will launch the nationwide programme “Fit India Freedom Run 2.0″ as part of the celebration of “Azadi ka Amrit [email protected]″, on August 13. Union Minister of State of the Ministry of Youth Affairs and Sports, Nisith Pramanik will also join the launch event, where organizations like BSF, CISF, CRPF, Railways, NYKS, ITBP, NSG, SSB would also join virtually from iconic locations across the country.
The ministry, through the programme aims to reach more than 7.50 crore youth and citizens across the country and make them take part in the run. Further, there will be 75 physical events at different historical locations on launch day i.e., on August 13, 2021, informed the official release by the ministry. A statement from the ministry on Tuesday said, “Taking inspiration from the inaugural speech of Prime Minister of India, during the curtain raiser of Azadi ka Amrit Mahotsav on 12th March 2021, Ministry of Youth Affairs and Sports has conceptualized celebration of Azadi ka Amrit Mahotsav under the pillar of Actions and Resolves @75″. Subsequently, each week programmes will be held in 75 districts and at 75 villages in each district till October 2, 2021. Thus, “Fit India Freedom Runs” will be organized in 744 districts, 75 villages in each of the 744 districts and 30,000 educational institutions across the country.
“The aim is to encourage people to take up fitness activities such as running and sports in their daily lives and get freedom from obesity, laziness, stress, anxiety, diseases etc. Through this campaign, citizens will be given call to make a resolve to include physical activity of at least 30 minutes daily in their lives ‘FITNESS KI DOSE AADHA GHANTA ROZ'”, said the statement.