Fitness Workoshop - Under Mission Tandarust Punjab Patiala city witnessed its first ever Fitness workshop organised by O2 gym under the project “Tandrust Punjab”. This project has been launched by the government of Punjab to create awareness about the drug epidemic that has engulfed Punjab and to create general awareness about the essence of a healthy lifestyle. The workshop was held in Barandari gardens today morning and saw an approximate turnout of over 600 city residents. People from all walks of life and all age groups participated in the event making it successful. There were grandparents along with their grandchildren, school going students, doctors, athletes, teachers etc etc. The Chief Guest was presided by the Honourable DC Patiala Shri Kumar Amit. He gave the message of the importance of a young and healthy Punjab bereft of drugs and other social ills. He said, “in today’s times, a project like this is the need of the hour. O2 Gym and fitness center took this initiative in Patiala city to spread awareness about the importance of a healthy lifestyle. We all, as responsible citizens should support this initiative so that more and more people take part in this project. Great work done bythe O2 team, I congratulate them all.”
Various cycling and running groups in the city, Tour De Patiala, Royal Patiala Riders, Patiala Runners group, Janhit Samiti and all the other leading social groups participated in the event. Power of Youth Club which maintains the Baradari Gardens was also in attendance. Great sportsmanship was seen by all the major leading fitness centres of Patiala by coming in huge numbers to promote the common cause of a healthy lifestyle. The workshop successfully conducted by the O2 Fitness Team - Honey Muteja, Vipen Rana, Ajay Rana, Sunil Kumar, Harry Singh and others. A fusion of Zumba and Bhangra was the highlight of the event. The event was closed down by a an spectacular Gatka performance by the children of Playway school Patiala. Vikram Mann (Director O2 Fitness club) said, “We should rise above our personal wants and needs and contribute whatever we can for thebetterment of our society. This event is just the beginning of towards a healthier society.” He further added that, “We have been working towards a healthier society since the past ten years, Tandrust Punjab gave us the motivation to do this event.” The other dignitaries in presence were Sh. Gurpal S. Chahal, Director G.S.T, Shri Daljeet S. Rana(A.I.G), Deputy Mayor Yoginder Singh Yogi, SP Manjit Singh Brar and leaders and representatives from various other social welfare societies and groups. They all supported the cause of Tandrust Punjab.