New Delhi, 16th September, 2023: Gandhi Darshan in collaboration with and Health Fitness Trust will be organizing the 14th Edition of ‘Run for Swasth Bharat’ on 17th September 2023 at Rajghat, New Delhi. The event promises to be bigger and better than ever, with a wide range of activities to engage the participants. From the thrilling runs and cycling routes to exciting bike rides, creative poster-making competitions, and thematic activities will also be a part of the event. The event will have gathering of more than 1000 participants at the historic Gandhi Darshan, Rajghat, New Delhi.

This is a flagship annual event of Gandhi Smriti and Darshan Samiti and this year the 14th edition is being organised in collaborated with Health Fitness Trust (HFT). HFT was registered in 1994 by an eminent international athlete marathoner of repute Dr. Sunita Godara (1992 Asian Marathon Gold medalist). Health Fitness Trust is supported by Tourism Finance Corporation of India Ltd. (TFCI) as a part of its CSR initiative for athlete training programme for 5 national level athletes and Taekwondo Martial Art training programme for 75 athletes for financial year 2023-24.

The event will witness the honorary presence of esteemed dignitaries, including former Union Minister Shri Vijay Goel, Vice Chairman of Gandhi Smriti and Darshan Samiti, Dr. Sunita Godara, Founder, HFT and Shri Anoop Bali, Whole-Time Director, TFCI. Prominent among the participants will be national level athletes, Ankur Kumar, Bhumi Negi, Abhishek Soni, Amit Choudhary and Pankaj Sharma who were part of TFCI’s CSR initiative for athlete training programme.

The event will be flagged off by Shri Vijay Goel, Dr. Sunita Godara and Shri Anoop Bali. The program’s highlights include an engaging Zumba warm-up session at 6:30 am, followed by the event flag-off featuring cyclists, skaters, and bikers. The thematic show and felicitation ceremony will showcase short insights on sport training along with empowering women through self-defense Martial Art and artistic yoga performances, promoting physical health and mental well-being.

‘Run for Swasth Bharat’ offers participants three categories to choose from: 10km, 5km, and 1km, ensuring that runners of all levels can join in this exciting event. Winners will receive gift hampers and various prizes to commemorate their outstanding achievements.

Shri Anoop Bali Whole-Time Director, TFCI said, “We are proud to be a part of HFT’s initiative that promises a healthier lifestyle. Events like ‘Run for Swasth Bharat’ play a crucial role in keeping our overall health fit with an agile mind. Additionally, the event’s focus on empowering women through self-defense and yoga demonstrates a commitment to holistic health and well-being. We believe that fostering a culture of physical fitness and mental strength is essential for the growth and prosperity of our nation.