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Fit India: IIT Bhubaneswar Conducts Mini-Marathon & Walkathon

IIT Bhubaneswar conducted a Mini-Marathon and a Walkathon as part of the Fit India Freedom Run program on Saturday. Prof R.V. Raja Kumar, Director, IIT Bhubaneswar inaugurated the event under Fit India campaign.

As the students are away, the event saw enthusiastic participation of about 100 members from the faculty, officers, staff and student community of the institute. The event was held in accordance with COVID-19 guidelines.

“Physical and mental fitness and wellbeing is very essential for every citizen for leading a quality life. In times of Covid-19, fitness has become an even more important aspect of life. IIT Bhubaneswar as an Institution of National Importance believes in creating an environment for its members to pursue fitness and wellbeing by giving importance to sports and practice of Yoga.”

Prof. RV Raja Kumar, Director, IIT-Bhubaneswar

The Freedom Run is a new initiative under the aegis of the Fit India Movement.