*Walk-a-thon was organised with an objective to spread awareness on Health
*Over 2500 people of all age group participated in Walk-a-thon
*JITO sports was inaugurated by Worshipful Mayor Gautam Kumar along with Ms Ashwini Nachappa Indian athletic and Chitra Gangadhar Asian footballer
Bengaluru, January 25,2020: The City-based JITO Bangalore chapter, organised Walk-a-thon today to an objective to spread awareness around Health. The Walk-a-thon was held at Kittur Ranichanama Stadium, Madhavan Park- Jayanagar. The walk began at 7:00 am with 2500 plus strong walkers, from all age groups, carrying the message of ‘Fit raho khush raho’’. Zumba session was organised as a warm up before the Walk-a-thon.
Mr. Ashok Karbawala, Chairman Bangalore Chapter said that “Around 800 players across Karnataka will be participating in JITOSPORTS. There will different games organised like athletic, badminton, chess, lawn tennis, table tennis and swimming which will be conducted by Karnataka Athletic association, Table Tennis Association and Basavangudi Swimming Association.We JITO Bangalore think that our youth must participate more in sports and build their career in Sports”.
Jito Bangalore Chairman, Sripal Khivesara welcomed the gathering. Chief Secretary Dinesh Bohra thanked one and all.
Walk-a-thon 2020 was flagged off by the Worshipful Mayor Gautam Kumar in presence of MLA Uday Garudachar, with guest of honour Ms Ashwini Nachappa Indian athletic and Chitra Gangadhar Asian footballer. The inauguration of JITO sports was done post the Walk-a-thon. All the particiapnts present at the event welcomed the Jito Initiative to promote sports and appreciated the theme” Fit Raho – Khush Raho”.
Emphasizing the need of awareness walk-a-thon Worshipful Mayor Gautam Kumar said that“ it’s an immense feeling of satisfaction when you see a turnout of 2500 people from your nearby community who have come forward to join hands to spread the message about good health. I congratulate the entire organizing team of JITO Bangalore Chapter to have taken this responsible initiative”. The Mayor also encouraged everyone to promote Kannada language, abolish the usage of plastic and said our garbage should not be dumped on public road.
Addressing the gathering and inaugurating the JITO Sports Ms Ashwini Nachappa Indian athletic said that “it is a very good initiative taken by JITO Bangalore Chapter, like today’s Walk-a-thon is the purpose to give message to our society to be Fit and healthy because only when we are fit and healthy our nation will prosper in all dimensions”
For the inaugural function and Walkathon 2500 plus people participated. The winner and Runner-up from JITO sports will compete at JITO National which will be held at Chennai in May-2020. The Best performers from Chennai Nationals will be trained for Indian national and international tournaments.
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