The Government will organize Fit India Freedom Run 2.0 throughout the country, as a part of the Azadi Ka Amrit Mahotsav celebrations. The aim of the initiative 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 and diseases. Youth Affairs and Sports Minister Anurag Thakur will launch the Nationwide programme on Friday. In his message, Mr Thakur urged everyone to take part in the nationwide programme to make it a people’s movement.
Briefing media in New Delhi today, Secretary, Youth Affairs and Sports, Usha Sharma said, 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.
The programme will be organized in 744 districts and 30 thousand educational institutions across the country. She said, through this initiative, more than seven crore 50 lakh youth and citizens will take part in the run. The programmes will be held each week in 75 districts and at 75 villages in each district till 2nd October this year. The key activities of Fit India Freedom Run 2.0 include pledge, rendering of National Anthem, cultural functions at venues, awareness among Youth Volunteers to participate and also organize similar Freedom Runs in their villages. Our correspondent reports that the first edition of the campaign was organized from 15th August to 2nd October, last year.