The event is set to occur between October 31 and November 2 Credit: Twitter image

Union Sports Minister Kiren Rijiju is all set to flag off a 200-km long “Fit India Walkathon” which is being organised by ITBP- the border guarding force in Jaisalmer, Rajasthan next week. It is said that personnel belonging from various central armed police forces (CAPFs) and even citizens will participate in the event which is set to occur between October 31 and November 2.

In a release by PTI, a senior official stated, “ITBP Director General S S Deswal and senior officials and jawans from all CAPFs will participate in the 200 km Fit India Walkathon. Sports minister Kiren Rijiju will flag it off.”

According to the official, the route of the walkathons will pass through the dunes of the Thar Desert in the area located along the India-Pakistan border. Additionally, the walkathon will continue both days and at the night as well.

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The main aim of the Fit India Walkathon is to create awareness for a fit and healthy lifestyle as stated by the senior official. Meanwhile, in the past, the ITBP and its chief have undertaken numerous walkathons as such. Even the DG has also participated in a 100-km walk in the Sangla valley of Himachal Pradesh, Mussoorie in Uttarakhand, and some other cities as well.

The Indo-Tibetan Border Police with about 90,000 personnel is tasked to guard the 3,488-km Line of Actual Control with China.

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