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Kiren Rijiju flags off Fit India Plog Run at Indira Gandhi Stadium

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New Delhi , 02 Oct 2019

Minister of Youth Affairs and Sports (I/C) Kiren Rijiju flaged off Fit India Plog Run organised by Ministry of Youth Affairs and Sports here today, on the occasion of the  150th Birth Anniversary of Mahatma Gandhi at Indira Gandhi Stadium. He was joined by plogger Ripu Daman, eminent sports persons, students belonging to different  schools of Delhi, Doctors, NGOs, and other institutions. Member of parliament Shri Manoj Tiwari was also present on the occasion.Greeting everybody on the occasion  for being part of the Fit India Plog Run, the minister said that the enthusiasm of all sections of the society to join in the initiative towards a fitter, cleaner country is  praiseworthy and encouraging. He said the Plog Run is just the beginning of fit India, envisioned by the Honourable Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi, where everybody  is mentally as well as physically fit. If all of us are fit, then only the country will be fit. Shri Rijiju said that the such events are being organized all over the country, and  even reports are being received from abroad about such activities. He said that such runs will create awareness among the people of the country. This is not a one-off  event, but it is the beginning of the movement, which will continue. He said that that the Fit India movement is a move to make India a great nation. The minister said that  today the father of the nation is being remembered, and plogging is a tribute to him and his vision, to bring about cleanliness in all walks of life, as plogging is a  combination of picking up wastes (particularly plastics) and jogging.Nehru Yuva Kendras, NSS centers and government and private institutions across the country are  also organising the Plog Run to ensure that fitness and cleanliness become a way of life for people.Honourable Prime Minister Narendra Modi has given a clarion call to  the nation, asking every Indian citizen to combine fitness and cleanliness in their lives through Plogging in his Mann Ki Baat address broadcast on 29th September,2019.

 

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