New Delhi: The Sports Ministry organized the largest country-wide run, the Fit India Freedom Run, from August 15 to October 2.
In keeping with the current pandemic situation and social distancing norms, the government decided to encourage participants of the event to run at their own pace — anywhere and at any time of their convenience.
“The Fit India Freedom Run is yet another endeavor to strengthen the Fit India Movement envisaged by our Honorable Prime Minister and involve our citizens to embrace fitness as a way of life.
“This event is even more important at this time because staying fit is the key to building strong immunity, which is the need of the hour to fight Covid 19,” said Sports Minister Kiren Rijiju.
The event was organized to mark the 74th Independence Day on August 15, to the 151st birth anniversary of Mahatma Gandhi on October 2.