Srinagar: Principal Secretary to Govt. Youth Services & Sports Department J&K, Alok Kumar Friday launched FIT INDIA FREEDOM RUN 2.0 on the banks of Dal Lake here. The campaign is a part of FIT INDIA MISSION bearing Slogan ‘FITNESS KA DOSE, AADHA GHANTA ROZ’ in order to pep up physical exercises and make it a routine in their daily lives.
Besides flagging-off the jumbo run of more than 400 participants which included students, citizens and field staff of the Department of YS&S, 20 district based contingents were also flagged-off through virtual mode.
The campaign has started at Pan India level Friday and will continue till 2nd of October 2021. Anurag Thakur, Union Minister Youth Affairs and Sports, e-launched the campaign ‘Fit India Freedom Run 2.0’ this morning to commensurate ‘Azadi Ka Amrit Mohatsav’- a 75 week programme, commemorating 75 years of Independence.
In J&K the campaign was launched for all the 20 districts Friday and a special event. Follow-up calendar has been issued by Directorate of Youth Services & Sports J&K to run the campaign effectively.
An impressive valedictory ceremony was also organized at SKICC lawns after the run was over.
Director Youth Services & Sports J&K Gazanfar Ali, Special Secretary YS&S Department Mohd Ashraf Bhat, Joint Director Kashmir YS&S Bashir Ahmad, District Youth Services & Sports Officer Srinagar Balbir Singh, Principal Govt College of Physical Education Gadoora Gandebal and Dr Hartej Singh also attended the event.