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SPORTS MINISTER KIREN RIJIJU LAUNCHES THE FIT INDIA FREEDOM RUN

SPORTS MINISTER KIREN RIJIJU LAUNCHES THE FIT INDIA FREEDOM RUN

Context

Sports Ministry to organise the largest country-wide run, the Fit India Freedom.

Details 

  • It will be launched by Union Minister of Youth Affairs and Sports  Shri Kiren Rijiju on August 14. It is targeted to encourage fitness among the masses while following Covid-19 protocols.
  • It is to strengthen the Fit India Movement which was envisaged by the Prime Minister Individuals and organisations can register for the event on the Fit India website.
  • It is being organised to mark the 74th Independence Day of India on August 15 to  151st birth anniversary of Mahatma Gandhi on October 2. 
  • Its motto of the ‘Freedom Run’ is to encourage fitness and help citizens to get freedom from obesity, laziness, stress, anxiety and other diseases.

About Ministry of Youth Affairs and Sports

  • It is a branch of the Government of India, which administers the Department of youth affairs and Department of Sports in India.

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