The students and staff of SRM Institute of Science and Technology (SRMIST), Kattankulathur participated in the Government of India's Fit India Freedom Run on 29 September 2020. The event was flagged off by Vice Chancellor of SRMIST Dr. Sandeep Sancheti. This run was organized by the Department of Physical Education & Sports Science, SRMIST. Students participated in this event virtually.
The five-kilometer run/ walk was held within the Kattankulathur campus with proper social distancing and COVID19 precautions in place.
Dean (College of Engineering and Technology) Prof. T. V. Gopal welcomed the gathering. Flagging off the event, Dr. Sandeep Sancheti said, "Apart from keeping fit and reducing anxiety, such events are also good avenues to make new friends."
He emphasizes that the Institute's many sports facilities are open all the time and students and staff need to make use of them to stay healthy. Also, present for the event was Pro Vice Chancellor (Engineering and Technology) Dr. C. Muthamizhchelvan and Director (Sports) Dr. K Vaithianathan.
The event was organized under the initiative taken by our Honorable Prime Minister of India, Narendra Modi and is part of the Fit India Mission by the Ministry of Youth Affairs and Sports.
Fit India Freedom Run is held from 15th August – 2nd October 2020 to encourage fitness and help us all to get freedom from obesity, laziness, stress, anxiety, diseases etc. This nation-wide movement encourages people to remain healthy and fit by including physical activities and sports in their daily lives.