In an effort to raise awareness of the physical and mental well being of residents, BSF troops from Tura sector headquarter took part in a ‘Freedom Run’ under the ‘Fit India’ movement as envisioned by Prime Minister Narendra Modi.
The event today is a part of the series that was commemorated on August 15 and will continue till October 2 this year.
Troops from the 55 Battalion and 75 Battalion from Dobasipara outpost along with the 28 Battalion personnel from Prahari Nagar outpost along with their families took part in the freedom run today.
A total of 350 people from Dobasipara and 125 from Prahari Nagar took part in the 10 kms run.
The event also saw the participation of West Garo Hills Deputy Commissioner Ram Singh along with his wife, Pragya Singh which they completed in an impressive time of 57 minutes.
The freedom run was flagged off by the Deputy Commissioner and the DIG of BSF, Surjit Singh with police providing security and managing traffic for a smooth programme.
“There was great enthusiasm and happiness on the faces of the participants. The benefits of the regular physical regimen were also highlighted on this occasion,” said a BSF release on the event.