Kiren Rijiju to launch ‘Fit India Walkathon’ in Rajasthan

Union minister Kiren Rijiju will flag off a 200-km lengthy ‘Fit India Walkathon‘ that will be organised by the border guarding power ITBP in Rajasthan’s Jaisalmer in the subsequent week. Personnel of assorted central armed police forces (CAPFs) and residents of the town will take part in the event between October 31 and November 2.

“ITBP Director General S S Deswal and senior officers and jawans from all CAPFs will take part within the 200 km Fit India Walkathon. Sports minister Kiren Rijiju will flag it off,” a senior official stated. He stated the route march will proceed day and night time and move by the dunes of the Thar desert within the space situated alongside the India-Pakistan border. The exercise aims to create consciousness for a match and wholesome life-style, he stated. The ITBP and its chief have undertaken quite a few such walkathons previously.

The DG has also participated in a 100-km stroll within the Sangla valley of Himachal Pradesh, Mussoorie in Uttarakhand and other cities. The Indo-Tibetan Border Police with about 90,000 personnel is tasked to guard the 3,488-km Line of Actual Control with China.