ICAR-IIVR, Varanasi organized the “Fit India Freedom Run 2.0” program

Sun, 05 September 2021

Ministry of Youth Affairs & Sports, Department of Sports, Govt. of India has planned “Fit India Freedom Run 2.0” to commemorate the 75th Independence Day- “Azadi ka Amrut Mahotsav”. All the staff members of ICAR- Indian Institute of Vegetable Research, Varanasi celebrated the first event of “Fit India Freedom Run 2.0” programme on 04th Sept., 2021.The purpose of this programme is to encourage fitness awareness among people which will help to get freedom from obesity, laziness, stress, anxiety, diseases etc. The concept behind this run is that “It can be run anywhere, anytime!”. All Indian citizens are given a call to make physical activity, a regular habit and exercise for at least 30 minutes daily i.e. “FITNESS KI DOSE, ADHA GHANTA ROZ”. Dr. T. K. Behera, Director, IIVR emphasized the importance of physical activities and its role in developing a healthy lifestyle on this occasion. He informed that four such events shall be organized at institute level covering iconic and historical places like Shitala Mata Mandir, Vishwanath temple, BHU campus, Varanasi etc. All the staff members were encouraged to participate along with friends, families and other acquaintances to participate in the event and take regular efforts to ensure a healthy lifestyle.