## J&K: Poonch District Development Commissioner flags off ‘Fit India Freedom Run’ ##
In the Indian union territory of Jammu and Kashmir (J&K), the District Development Commissioner of Poonch, Rahul Yadav, flagged off the ‘Fit India Freedom Run’ marathon with an aim to promote physical fitness and sports amongst youth.
The event was organised as part of the Fit India Mission by the Indian Ministry of Youth Affairs and Sports in collaboration with the Directorate of Youth Services & Sports, Government of J&K UT.
The 2-kilometer run started from DC Office and culminated at Sports Stadium.
In the stadium, the children were made aware about physical fitness and were informed about the symptoms of covid-19. They were advised to wear masks, avoid public gatherings, wash hands frequently and maintain social distance.
Hundreds of enthusiastic runners including Taekwondo athletes participated in the event.
Speaking on the occasion, Yadav said the essence of Fit India campaign is to educate people about physical fitness which ultimately makes one mentally strong. He said one must include physical activity such as jogging, brisk walk, running as part of daily routine.
“The addition of a fitness regime in daily routine boosts the immune system and lowers the risk of developing medical complications.”
‘Fit India Freedom Run’ is a part of Fit Indian movement started in the year 2019 as a nation-wide movement to encourage people to remain healthy by including physical activities and sports in their daily lives.
Among others present were in-charge DYSSO Qasim Hussain, ZPEO Narinder Singh, Referee of Taekwondo Rajinder Singh, PEM Vijay Kumar, Activity in-charge Amrish Kumar, Lecturer Pawan Kumar, REK Parvaiz Malik, PEM Harjeet Kour besides other officers/officials.