Kiren Rijiju to launch nationwide Fit India Freedom Run on August 14


Minister for youth affairs and sports Kiren Rijiju is all set to flag off the Fit India Freedom run this Friday, ahead of India’s 74th Independence Day. The initiative, headed by the sports ministry will take place till October 2. 

People have struggled to maintain their fitness and general health due to lack of exercise during the lockdown period. In lieu of the social distancing protocol, the ministry has urged and encouraged the participants to run in accordance with their own pace and in their convenience.

The participants have the option to break up their runs over several days across this period. According to a statement released by the ministry, the participants can measure the distance with the help of a Global Positioning System (GPS) tracker or even manually.

Kiren Rijiju exclaimed that maintaining fitness is crucial during these times as it helps to boost the immunity as well. He said:

“The Fit India Freedom Run is yet another endeavour to strengthen the Fit India Movement envisaged by our Honourable 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 key to building strong immunity, which is the need of the hour to fight Covid 19,”


Information for the event is provided on the website and it can also be viewed right here:

Fit India Movement is conducting Fit India Freedom Run from 15th August – 2nd October 2020 to encourage fitness and help us all to get freedom from obesity, laziness, stress, anxiety, diseases etc. 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 or
  • Those who have undertaken their own run can individually submit their data and download the certificate.

Interested candidates and organizers can register on the Fit India website for the event.

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