Assam Rifles Run
Run for India: (Left) Personnel from Lunglei Assam Rifles battalion and (right) from the Serchhip AR batalion.

To commemorate the 75th Independence Day, different battalions under the HQ Inspector General Assam Rifles (East) have organised ‘Run for India’ as a part of the ‘Azadi Ka Amrit Mahotsav’.

The Serchhip Battalion of 23 Sector Assam Rifles under the aegis of HQ IGAR (East) orgainsed a 5 km run under ‘Run for India’ programme at the company operating base at Farkawn on Friday to commemorate the 75th Independence Day.

The aim of the event was to sensitize the locals including children about the importance of following a healthy lifestyle and the need to do physical activities in day-to-day life.

“The event was used as a platform to educate the locals about the upcoming 75th Independence Day,” HQ IGAR (East) said in a press statement.

The event was conducted observing Covid appropriate behaviour (CAB) considering the pandemic situation, the statement said.

“Everyone expressed profound gratitude for undertaking such an initiative and appreciated the continuous efforts and commitments of Assam Rifles in reaching out to the local populace,” it said.

In the series of celebrating Azaadi Ka Amrit Mahotsav on the occasion of the 75th Independence Day, the Lunglei battalion of HQ 23 Sector Assam Rifles under the aegis of HQ IGAR (East) also conducted a ‘Run for India’ on Friday under the Fit India Movement in Lunglei, Lawngtlai and Saiha district of Mizoram, the statement said.

A total of 385 Assam Rifles personnel participated in this event, HQ IGAR (East) informed.

“The aim is to encourage the people to take up fitness activities such as running and sports in their daily lives and get freedom from obesity, laziness, stress anxiety, diseases. etc.”, it added.

“It also gives a strong message to the troops and motivates them to be physically active and improve their health. Even though the government has begun the Fit India movement, defence forces have inculcated physical fitness from the days of training.

“Fitness is our integral part of life serving in defence forces. Living up to the adage of force ‘Friends of The Hill People’, such initiatives in the remotest of locations provides the guidance of life-changing measures to the local populace and are always well appreciated by them,” the statement said.

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