Fit India Freedom Run | UPSC

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      HEADLINES:

Indian Railways to fully support implementation of “Fit India Freedom Run” starting from 15th August to 2nd October 2020

      WHY IN NEWS:

‘Fit India Freedom Run’ was launched on Friday by Minister of State for Youth Affairs & Sports (Independent Charge) and Minister of State for Minority Affairs, Shri Kiren Rijiju and was graced by Shri V.K. Yadav, Chairman, Railway Board

MINISTRY? :-Ministry of Youth Affairs and Sports
SYLLABUS COVERED: GS 3: Sports : Marathon

      LEARNING: 

For PRELIMS go through aim and concept . That should suffice 🙂

For MAINS Obesity is generally caused by eating too much and moving too little. Can you find more reasons to obesity ?

      CONTEXT: 

WHAT IS FIT INDIA MOVEMENT?​

The Fit India Movement is a movement to take the nation on a path of fitness and wellness.

  • It provides a unique and exciting opportunity to work towards a healthier India.
  • Individuals and organisations can undertake various efforts for their own health and well-being as well as for the health and well-being of fellow Indians.

Fit India Freedom Run | UPSC

FIT INDIA FREEDOM RUN

ESSENCE

RUNNING: The human body’s most raw form of FREEDOM

AIM

  • Fit India Movement is conducting Fit India Freedom Run from 15th August – 2nd October 2020.

The movement is to encourage fitness and help us all to get freedom from obesity, laziness, stress, anxiety, diseases etc.

CONCEPT

The concept behind this run is that “It can be run anywhere, anytime!”.

You can-

  • Run a route of your choice, at a time that suits you.
  • Break-up your runs.
  • Run your own race at your pace.
  • Track your kms manually or by using any tracking app or GPS watch.

MODE OF PARTICIPATION

  • Participation can be done through Fit India Website either on Organiser’s platform .
  • Those who have undertaken their own run can individually submit their data and download the certificate.

BACKGROUND

  • Our Nation celebrated 150th Birth Anniversary of Mahatma Gandhi on 2nd Oct, 2019 in a big way.
  • The special concept of FIT INDIA 2 km Plog event (02 Oct – at least 2 kms) as a special tribute was organised.
  • Over 60000+ schools, colleges, Organisations, Councils, Panchayats, Corporations, Societies, RWA, NGOs, special interest groups organised events across India.

      IASbhai WINDUP: 

“Fit India Run” has been conceived keeping in view the indispensable need to keep ourselves fit while maintaining social distancing.

SUGGESTED READING : www.fitindia.gov.in 
     SOURCES:THE HINDU & PIB 

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