Delhi Government kicked off its 75th Independence Day celebrations, Azaadi Ka Amrit Mahotsav on Monday with the Run For Delhi@75 spot-run program. The event aimed to raise the spirit of patriotism and consciousness for health and fitness. The run was flagged off by the Deputy Chief Minister Shri Manish Sisodia. He said that the event aimed to signify that even though India is turning 75, the hearts and spirits of its people are still young and full of energy. As India enters the 75th year of its freedom, the Delhi Government is stepping up with the ‘Delhi Celebrates Freedom@75’ celebrations and the city will be filled with the spirit of patriotism and colours of freedom. This spot-run was a part of the same.
The run was flagged off by the Deputy Chief Minister Shri Manish Sisodia, who said,
“We are all entering the 75th year of independence and to celebrate the occasion, we are all gathered for ‘Delhi Celebrates Freedom@75’. The run organised today signifies that even though India has turned 75, our hearts and spirits are still young and full of energy. I can see how the faces of our officers and colleagues present here are lit up with joy and enthusiasm.The Delhi Government is stepping up with the ‘Delhi Celebrates Freedom@75’ celebrations; the city will be filled with the spirit of patriotism and colours of freedom”
The Deputy CM further congratulated everyone who arrived in full spirit to celebrate the Azaadi Ka Amrit Mahotsav—Run For Delhi@75 and also took part in the run along with the participants.
“On the occasion of the 75th year of Independence, I congratulate everyone as we celebrate our freedom. I hope that we all can together fill our motherland with spirit, joy, and happiness and keep working for the benefit of each and every person in this country. We will work in order to achieve great heights for our nation,” he added.
Chief Secretary Shri Vijay Dev said, “Let Delhi make it an example for the nation that we are all here to celebrate, to run for the celebration of our freedom and fitness, which we owe to ourselves, our community and our country.”
The Spot Run was held from the Delhi Secretariat to the Raj Ghat, a 3KM-long stretch. About 200 employees and officers of the Delhi Secretariat participated in the run, who were grouped in batches of 10-15 persons.