The second edition of Fit India Cyclothon that was launched by Union Sports Minister Kiren Rijiju witnessed a huge response. In the first week of the launch, till December 15, as many as 12,69,695 cyclists from all across India participated and completed 57,51,874 km of cycling, the Youth Affairs and Sports Ministry said.
The participants include 3,11,458 of Nehru Yuva Kendra Sangathan (NYKS); 4,14,354 participants of National Service Scheme (NSS) and 5,43,883 other participants, the ministry informed in a release.
This second edition which started on December 7 will continue till December 31. Citizens can participate in this by registering on Fit India website (https://fitindia.gov.in/fit-india-cyclothon-2020/), cycle daily a distance of their choice, and share their images and videos on social media tagging @FitIndiaOff and using the hashtag - #FitIndiaCyclothon and #NewIndiaFitIndia.
Encouraging the citizens to take part in the mega event, Rijiju recently 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 PM @NarendraModi Ji 'Fitness Ka Dose Aadha Ghanta Roz' #NewIndiaFitIndia #FitIndiaMovement”
The inaugural edition of the Fit India Cyclothon was launched by the Sports Minister in January 2020 in Panaji, Goa. The event was organized with the aim to get the people involved in outdoor activities and to start a cycling culture across the country. It saw the participation of over 35 lakhs cyclists from across the country.