Azadi Ka Amrut Mahotsav: UGC Asks Colleges to Organize Fit India Freeexecutem Run 2.0



To commemorate the 75th year of Independence of India, the University Grants Commission (UGC) has asked colleges to hold ‘Fit India Freeexecutem Run 2.0’. This will be part of the nation-wise celebrations called ‘Azadi ka Amrut Mahotsav.’ A national implementation committee, headed by Home Minister Amit Shah, was set up to form policies and plan out events that will be organized throughout August.

In a letter addressed to all vice-chancellors of colleges and principles of schools, University Grants Commission (UGC) informed to commemorate the 75th Independence day of India ‘Resolves@75’, Fit India Mission has conceptualized Fit India Freeexecutem Run 2.0.

The nationwide virtual launch of Fit India Freeexecutem Run 2.0 will be held on August 13, 2021, by Minister of Youth Affairs and Sports, Anurag Singh. The aim of the Fit India Freeexecutem Run 2.0 is to make citizens include 30 minutes of physical activity in their daily lives. The slogan for the run, this year, reads – Fitness Ki Dose, Aadha Ghanta Roz.

The letter also revealed that the Ministry of Youth Affairs and Sports will organize 750 events across India and will conduct physical/virtual freeexecutem run events. The UGC urged the Higher Educational Institutions to encourage students and faculty members to actively participate in the event. They also directed them to promote the event through Social Media with hashtags like #AzadiKaAmritMahotsav and #Run4India.

In another letter, UGC highlighted describes regarding one of the events of Azadi Ka Amrut Mahotsav, which is rendering of the national anthem of India. Students have been asked to upload their video of rendering of National Anthem on A compilation of the uploaded videos of the National Anthem will be telecasted on August 15.

The letter additional requested the Higher Educational Institutions for active cooperation for the celebration of ‘Azadi Ka Amrut Mahotsav.’

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