Panaji, Jan 18 (GCSports) The Fit India Mission under the Ministry of Youth Affairs and Sports in collaboration with the Directorate of Sports and Youth Affairs, Government of Goa, organised the inaugural event of ‘Fit India Cyclothon’ event in the city on Saturday.
The Cyclothon was flagged off by Union Minister of Youth Affairs and Sports Kiren Rijiju and Goa Chief Minister Pramod Sawant from the Campal Parade Ground in the city.
The Cyclothon event witnessed participation by over 500 cycling enthusiasts who came together to cycle through a five kilometer stretch within the city of Panaji. The Cyclothon was flagged off from the Campal Parade Ground and culminated at Bal Bhavan after covering most of the city.
After flagging off the Cyclothon event, Chief Minister Pramod Sawant said, “The Fit India Cyclothon event was not a race but a leisure activity organised with the aim to get the people involved in outdoor activities and starting a cycling culture in the state.”
Union Minister of State (Independent Charge) Youth Affairs and Sports Kiren Rijju said, “I am happy to flag off the Fit India Cyclothon event from Goa with the Chief Minister Dr Pramod Sawant. I would like to thank the people of Goa for coming out in large numbers and participating in the Cyclothon event. It was good to see the Chief Minister riding the cycle as it inspires the citizens to take up cycling and embark on a journey of fitness. With over 80 lac volunteers from different organisations and millions of Indians participating from across India, the Cyclothon event is one of the biggest in the history of India.”
The Fit India Cyclothon is a pan India event held across multiple cities.