Cycling great way to stay fit, reduce carbon footprint: Sports Minister Rijiju launches Fit India Cyclothon

New Delhi: Union Sports Minister Kiren Rijiju recently launched the second edition of Fit India Cyclothon via social media. The mega cycling event which started on 7th December 2020 will run for 25 days till 31st December. The event will be held across the country in each district and citizens can participate by registering on the Fit India website, cycle daily a distance of their choice, and share their images and videos on social media tagging @FitIndiaOff and using the hashtags #FitIndiaCyclothon and #NewIndiaFitIndia.

Encouraging the citizens to take part in the mega event, Union Minister of Sports & Youth Affairs, Kiren Rijiju, tweeted, “Cycling is a great way to stay fit & reduce carbon footprints. I invite all of you to the 2nd Fit India Cyclothon with your family & friends from Dec 7-31. Let’s join the clarion call of Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s ‘Fitness Ka Dose Aadha Ghanta Roz’ #NewIndiaFitIndia #FitIndiaMovement.”

The inaugural edition of the Fit India Cyclothon was launched by Sports Minister Rijiju in January 2020 in Panaji, Goa. This event was organised with the aim to get the people involved in outdoor activities and to start a cycling culture across the country, stated the Ministry of Sports & Youth Affairs in a press communication, adding that the event saw the participation of over 35 lakh cyclists from across the country.


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