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335//2020-21 10-12-2020

Shri John Thomas, General Manager, Southern Railway and Patron, Southern Railway State Bharath Scouts and Guides (SRBSG) flagged off the FIT INDIA CYCLOTHON organised by the Southern Railway State Bharath Scouts and Guides in the presence of Shri B.G.Mallya, Addl General Manager, Southern Railway, Smt V.G.Bhooma, Senior Deputy General Manager, Southern Railway, and other officials.

The cycle Rally from Chennai to Katpadi via Tiruvallur, Arakkonam and Sholinghur will cover a distance of 150 kms from 10th December to 12th December 2020 with 30 Rovers and Scout leaders participating in the event. The participants will create awareness through distribution of Pamphlets, Demonstration and teaching of Asanas Breathing Techniques & exercises. The Scouts Volunteers will also perform street play, mono acting and drama to promote the FIT INDIA Movement. All the participants of this cyclothon are wards of Railway employees.

Speakng during the flagging off Programme, Shri John Thomas, General Manager, Southern Railway complimented the organisers in taking up this very relevant and important initiative especially during the pandemic when the importance of Staying Fit is very important. He said that this cycle Rally would motivate and inspire others to join the FIT India Movement along the route it takes.

Earlier, Shri B.G.Mallya Additional General Manager, and President, SRBSG, released the T-Shirt for the event for the Scouts and stressed o­n the importance of spending atleast 30 minutes o­n a fitness regimen. Shri P.Uday Kumar Reddy, Chief Planning Engineer, ICF and State Commissioner, SRBSG released the Safety Kit for the Scouts Rally and Smt T.Hema Suneetha, Financial Advisor & Chief Accounts Officer/Construction and  State Commissioner, Guides, SRBSG released the informative pamphlets for distribution by Scouts Volunteers. Smt M.Sunitha, Asst. Personnel Officer and Jt State Secretary welcomed the gathering and Smt G.Gayatri, Secretary to General Manager, Southern Railway gave the vote of thanks.

Department of Sports, Ministry of Youth Affairs and Sports, Government of India has planned a series of activities and campaigns during the month of December 2020 under the aegis of FIT INDIA Movement to promote fitness across the country. Envisioned by our Hon’ble Prime Minister as People’s Movement, the FIT INDIA Movement is yet another endeavour to involve citizens of the country to make India a fit nation. The Cycle Rally is part of the FIT INDIA movement which includes Thematic Campaign, fitness assessment through FIT INDIA App and FIT INDIA Cyclothon. Participants can also take Fitness Videos of their choice for 10 seconds and upload it o­n the Digital Platforms of the Ministry.

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