‘Fit India Freedom Run 2.0' held in Moreh

Prizes were distributed to the first 20 participants who completed the marathon.

In commemoration of the 75th Independence Day – ‘Azadi Ka Amrit Mahotsav', the Moreh Battalion 43 Assam Rifles organised 'Fit India Freedom Run 2.0' in Moreh on Thursday.

More than 50 youths and students from different communities in Moreh took part in the mini-marathon that aims to promote fitness and celebrate 75 years of India's Independence.

SDO Moreh Dinesh Kumar, CO 43 AR colonel Sumit Sood; manager ICP Robin Gangte; and leaders of Hill Tribal Council, Meitei Council Moreh, All Community Development Organisation Moreh, Manipuri Muslim Council Moreh, Gorkha Samaj Moreh, Tamil Sangam, Moreh Youth Club and Kuki Students' Organisation Moreh also took part in the programme that was coordinated by major Rakesh Kumar.

Colonel Sumit Sood and I Dinesh Kumar flagged-off the run at Forest Gate. The participants ran from Forest check gate Moreh to the Integrated Check Post (ICP) passing through Moreh bazar, Hongkong Bazar and ran along the India-Myanmar border line near Indo-Myanmar Friendship Bridge.

Prizes were also distributed to the first 20 participants who completed the marathon. The event culminated with high tea at ICP campus.

While acknowledging the enthusiastic participation of the participants Sumit Sood said youths should be healthy physically and mentally. He said that a good healthy youth is the pillar of the nation and should work for the welfare of the nation. “Due to the prevailing Covid situation, we organised the event with limited participants but would conduct it in a bigger way when the situation permits us,” he added.

Expressing grief over the death of two brothers in a bomb explosion in Gangte veng and a fire incident at gamnom veng Moreh, he shared the pain and sufferings of the victims’ family.

First Published:Oct. 1, 2021, 8:29 a.m.

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