Report on - Fitness Run and Cleanliness Awareness Rally. - Dated 04 Mar 2022
1. A Fitness Run and Cleanliness Awareness Rally at Harangi reservoir was organised by JD, NCC COY, Sainik School Kodagu. The officers, SNOs and ANOs, NCC and PI staff, faculty members of the school and cadets participated in the fitness run and carried out a Swachhata drive.
2. The fitness run was flagged off by Col G Kannan, Principal of the school. Col G Kannan, Principal, Lt Col Seema Tripathi, Vice Principal and Sqn Ldr RK Dey, Administrative Officer and staff joined the cadets in the run which commenced from Sainik School Kodagu to Harangi Reservoir, a distance of 3.8 kms. The run was organised aligning with the Fit India 2.0 programme, initiated by the Sports Authority of India under Ministry of Youth Affairs and Sports, Government of India and a cleanliness drive in the surrounding area of the reservoir was also carried out as sought under various collaborative activities under Azadi Ka Amrit Mahotsav programme. The run and cleanliness awareness rally was organised in response to a clarion call given by Prime Minister of India Shri Narendra Modi to make fitness and sports a way of life among youngsters and to create awareness about importance of cleanliness for a healthy life among citizens of the locality.
3. As fitness and cleanliness are worthy contributors for playing a significant role for creating large scale awareness about importance of leading a healthy life, the staff and cadets participated in the rally by sloganeering and drawing attention of the citizens of the locality about clean and healthy environment which is the key for leading a healthy life. Through this awareness rally, the citizens were invited to make a resolve to include physical activity of at least 30 minutes daily in their lives and maintain their health and hygiene.
4. Soon after culmination of the awareness rally, the staff and cadets carried out a cleanliness drive and collected several kgs of garbage, littered by visitors and general public. This cleanliness drive is a move towards making Kodagu district clean and free from single use plastic. It also contributes in ensuring hassle free movement of tourist from all around the world in a clean environment who wish to visit the tourist destinations of the district.