The Sports Authority of India regional center, Mumbai organized an online interaction with Table Tennis player Madhurika Patkar. The paddler had won the Arjuna Awards in 2020, at the virtual National Sports Awards. She spoke about the importance of the ongoing Fit India Freedom Run.
The Sports Ministry organizes this most massive country-wide run. Union Minister of Sports and Youth Affairs Kiren Rijiju had launched the run in August. It will go on till October. Sportspersons and non-sports persons from all spheres have enthusiastically responded to the run.
Patkar said, “This is a step toward making our country fitter. We all can participate in making India a fit country. We all have been confined to our home during the lockdown, but now that we can step out gradually, it’s a great time to get connected with running. It is basic exercise.” She thanked the Sports Ministry and Rijiju for starting the Fit India Freedom Run. She also appealed to everyone to participate in the run. Patkar also added that running in a group brings great benefits, and we need to begin with ourselves. We can then inspire others to get involved.