The FIT INDIA CYCLOTHON organised by the Southern Railway Sports Association (SRSA) at the Railway Officers Club premises in Nungambakkam today was flagged off by Shri John Thomas, General Manager, Southern Railway in the presence of Shri B.G.Mallya, Addl General Manager, Southern Railway, Smt V.G.Bhooma, Senior Deputy General Manager, Southern Railway, and President of SRSA, and other officials.
A large number of Officers and their family members participated in the event, including Dr Bina John, President, Southern Railway Women’s Welfare Organisation and Smt Renuka Mallya, Vice President, Southern Railway Women’s Wefare Organisation.
Around 100 cycling enthusiasts including the General Manager and Addl General Manager took part in the Cyclothon in batches, cycling from Sterling Road, College Road, Haddows Road, Loyola College and back to Railway Officers Club..
Speakng during the flagging off Programme, Shri John Thomas, General Manager, Southern Railway said that this cyclothon is organised as part of the FIT INDIA Campaign and encouraged the younger generation to take up cycling to keep fit as it is very important to keep fit especially during the pandemic.
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.