Freedom Run 2.0 Kickstarts Today; Sports Minister Flags off Ceremony

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  • The freedom run will start from Major Dhyan Chand national stadium, New Delhi
  • Campaign to run till October 2
  • 75 villages from 744 districts to take part in the campaign

New Delhi: As India is going to celebrate its 75th Independence day this year, the PM announced an initiative named “Azadi ka Amrut Mahotsav” where several events will take place to commemorate the diamond jubilee of India’s independence. As part of the campaign, sports minister Anurag Thakur flagged off the Freedom Run 2.0 event today from the Major Dhyan Chand National stadium.

He said, “To celebrate the Azadi ka Amrut Mahotsav, we have launched Fit India Freedom Run 2.0 nationwide. This has been launched at 75 iconic locations today. This campaign will run till October 2. 75 villages from each district of the country will take part in this”.

A total of 744 districts will take part in this campaign and 75 villages from each district will run in the campaign. Around 30,000 educational institutions and 7.50 crore youths are supposed to be a part of this campaign. The aim of the campaign is to make India fitter in the coming years. “When we move from the 75th to 100th year of our Independence, it depends on all of us to see in what direction we want to take the country in those 25 years. It is possible only if we stay fit”, Thakur said regarding the campaign.

During the entire campaign, participants will be engaged in several cultural functions, awareness programs, freedom runs, and other related activities. Thakur further added, “Fit India Freedom run 2.0 is a call to celebrate 75 years of Independence. To keep India fit we have involved various stakeholders across the country in 750 locations. We will reach out to every household mantra of ‘Fitness ki dose aadha ghanta roz’ to keep Indians fit and to involve in some kind of exercise so that during this activity, we should make it Jan Bhagyadaari se Jan Andolan”. Let us hope this campaign proves to be beneficial for all of us.

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