Imphal: As a Part of Fit India Movement, the Fit India Campaign Committee, Fit India Club, department of PESS and NSS Cell, Manipur University, Canchipur on Saturday organised “Observance of National Sports Day” at Manipur University, Canchipur.
The sports day was organised under the aegis of ministry of youth affairs and sports in presence of Manipur University vice-chancellor Jarnail Singh, dean of School of Human and Environmental Sciences, dean, School of Humanities, Prof. Ch. Yashawanta Singh, dean, Students Welfare, Manipur University cum chairman of Fit India Club Prof. Th. Ratankumar Singh.
A team of cyclists from Manipur Adventure and Mountain Biking Association under the leadership of deputy superintendent, RIMS Dr. Nepram Sanjib Singh, attended the observance and took part in the Cycle Rally as a part of Fit India Freedom Run.
To begin the ovservation a floral tribute was been given to the Hockey Legend Major Diyan Chand as National Sports Day is observed on his birth day.
Twelve days campaign for Fit India Freedom Run was also flagged off from the Traffic Point, MU, Canchipur. All the participants have participated in the Fit India Freedom Run organised inside the university campus and the Cycle Rally.
Jarnail Singh took part in the Fit India Freedom Run and the Cycle Rally.
Dr. L. Santosh Singh, convenor, FICC and FIC, MU, Canchipur welcomed all the dignitaries and invitees. He highlighted the theme of the campaign and importance of observing National Sports Day and organising the Fit India Freedom Run.
Jarnail Singh expressed the importance of keeping fit both the body and mind in our lives. He also emphasised that in order to save the loss of time in visiting hospitals and health expenditures incurred, one should invest in the fitness of body and mind.
Prof Kushwaha said the observation of National Sports Day will certainly enhance the spirit of sportsmanship in our country.
Prof. Yashawanta Singh, opined that fitness is becoming a primary activity of a person in his daily lifestyle. The role of sportsmen in every walk of life in the present world has been appreciated with the remembrance of Major Diyan Chand as an exemplary sportsman in the country.
Prof Ratankumar talked on the importance of running exercise in human life and said that it should be for one day, but to be continued throughout the life.