Freedom Run 2.0: Anurag Thakur launches fit India as part of Independence day celebration

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As part of the Independence Day celebrations – Azadi ka Amrit Mahotsav – Union Minister of Youth Affairs and Sports Anurag Thakur launched the statewide Fit India Freedom Run 2.0 initiative on Friday. Fit India Freedom Runs 2.0 will end on October 2nd, and the government has planned a series of festivities around it. According to the official release from the sports ministry, the government has organized 75 physical events at various historical landmarks on launch day.

It will be held in 744 districts, 75 villages in each of the 744 districts, and 30,000 educational institutions across the country over the course of several months. More than 7.50 crore youngsters and citizens will be reached through this effort to participate in the run.

Thakur urged everyone to participate in the celebrations and make it a “people’s movement.” “As we celebrate 75 years of Independence, we must resolve for a fit and healthy India because only a fit and healthy India can be a strong India,” Thakur also said.

Nisith Pramanik, Union Minister of State for Youth Affairs and Sports was also present at the event. It will be held in 744 districts, 75 villages in each of the 744 districts, and 30,000 educational institutions across the country over the course of several months. More than 7.50 crore youngsters and citizens will be reached through this effort to participate in the run.

What is Fit India Freedom Run?

The first ‘Fit India Run’ took place in 2020 from August 15 to October 2. Individuals and organizers were given a certificate of participation after registering their runs on the government’s Fit India webpage during the campaign. According to a press release, more than 5 crore people took part in 2020, covering around 18 crore kilometers.

Prime Minister Narendra Modi started the campaign on National Sports Day, August 29, 2019, to encourage people to make physical fitness a way of life. The movement tries to alter people’s habits from a sedentary existence to a more physically active way of life in order to live a healthier lifestyle.

The government is encouraging individuals to incorporate fitness activities such as running and sports into their daily life in order to avoid obesity, lethargy, tension, anxiety, and diseases. The government has also urged residents to make a commitment to engage in at least 30 minutes of physical activity each day.

The campaign also has a “Fitness Pledge” that reads, “I promise to myself that I will devote time for physical activity and sports every day and I will encourage my family members and neighbors to be physically fit and make India a fit nation.”

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