Srinagar: District Development Commissioner, O. P Bhagat Monday flagged off the 'Fit India Freedom Run' here.
The event was organised as part of the Fit India Mission by the Ministry of Youth Affairs and Sports in collaboration with the Directorate of Youth Services & Sports, Government of JK UT.
The 2 KM run started from Nagri Bus Stand and culminated at Dream land park as hundreds of enthusiastic runners of Kathua town participated in the event.
Speaking on the occasion, the DDC said the essence of creating awareness through Fit India campaign was 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, added DDC. Pertinently 'Fit India Freedom Run' was a part of Fit Indian movement started in the year 2019 a nation-wide movement to encourage people to remain healthy and fit by including physical activities and sports in their daily lives.
The DYSSO Kathua Sunil Kumar, citizens and a large number of young runners participated in the 'Fit India Freedom Run'.