Thoubal: The Manipur Hockey and Thoubal Hockey under the aegis of Hockey India has organised ”Fit India Freedom Run” on Monday at Thoubal District Head quarter.
DC Thoubal N. Bandana, IAS flagged off the Run from DC Thoubal gate.
The run led by Hockey India President Gyanendro Ningombam witnessed the participation of SP/Thoubal Dr. S. Ibomcha Singh, Social Worker L. Basanta along with players of Thoubal Hockey and young Hockey players ran upto Thoubal Wangmataba and gathered at Thoubal Melaground.
Later, a simple function was held at Thoubal Melaground community hall and discussed to promote Hockey in Manipur.
President of Hockey India Gyanendro Ningombam, Joint Secretary Nirmalata Devi, President of Manipur Hockey H. Basudev, SP/Thoubal Dr. S. Ibomcha Singh, Social Worker L. Basanta, President of Thoubal Hockey M. Rajen and Secretary Soibam Binoi attended as presidium members of the event.
Speaking at the event, H. Basudev said that Prime Minister Narendra Modi had launched “Fit India Freedom Run” to make a healthy and fit India.
He said, living a healthy life is good for all of us, be it a businessman, politician, farmers, students or bureaucrats, etc. There is no use of being a great person if his or her health is not fit. One must run or do exercise daily like did today, although we all participate in the run, it will be meaningless for us if we forget tomorrow, he added.
Giving his speech, SP/Thoubal Dr. S. Ibomcha Singh also focused on health related issues.
The SP said that our youth should keep aside drugs and must pay attention to sports.
It is worthy to mention that the run was carried out as part of “Fit India Movement” that began from August 15, 2020 and will be continued till October 2, 2020 to encourage fitness and help us all to get freedom from obesity, laziness, stress, anxiety, diseases, etc. The concept behind this run is that ”it can be run anywhere, anytime”.
Manipur Hockey had carried out “The Fit India Freedom Run” in association with Hockey Unit Bishnupur District and Imphal East district on Saturday and the same was also carried out in Imphal West district on September Sunday.
Thoubal run is the fourth one which has been carried out on Monday.