New Delhi: Union Minister of Youth Affairs and Sports, Anurag Thakur will launch the Nationwide programme of Fit India Freedom Runs 2.0 as part of Azadi ka Amrit Mahotsav on Friday, August 13, from Major Dhyan Chand National Stadium here.
Minister of State, Youth Affairs and Sports, Nisith Pramanik will also grace the event.
Along with Delhi Fit India Freedom Runs 2.0, programme will be organised in 9 other iconic locations across the country.
The iconic locations include Chandrashekhar Azad Park, Allahabad, UP; The Cellular Jail, Port Blair, A&N Islands; Kaza post, Distt. Lahual Spiti, Himachal Pradesh; Gateway of India, Mumbai; Chitralekha Udyan (Cole Park), Tezpur, Assam; Attari Border; Jhansi Railway Station;Leh and Chennai where Fit India Run events are being organized by CRPF, CISF, ITBP, NSG, SSB, BSF, Railways and NYKS . Anurag will interact virtually with the participants at these locations.
“In a video message on the eve of the launch of Fit India Freedom Run 2.0, Anurag said, that on the occasion of 75 years of freedom, let us take a pledge to build a healthy India. Only a healthy India can be a Strong, Atmanirbhar and New India.
He urged one and all to come forward and make it a people’s movement and adopt the mantra,” ‘FITNESS KI DOSE AADHA GHANTA ROZ’.
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.
Through this initiative, more than 7.50 Crore youth and citizens will be reached to take part in the run.
The aim of the campaign 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.
The first edition of ‘Fit India Freedom Run’ was conceived last year from August 15th to October, 2nd 2020 in the wake of COVID-19 Pandemic when social distancing became ‘new normal lifestyle, so as to keep the imperative need of fitness active even while following the social distancing norms.
More than 5 Crore people from all walks of life participated and covered around 18 crore kms distance.
The events will be organized physically and virtually all across the country by following the COVID-19 protocols.