- 06 Dec 2019
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Recently, Fit India Plogging Run was concluded in Delhi’s Jawahar Lal Nehru Stadium. It was launched on 2nd October 2019 and covered 50 cities across the country.
- The Ministry of Youth Affairs and Sports launched the nation-wide Plogging Ambassador Mission under which, Indians who have been running and cleaning their cities, towns or districts, will be nominated as Plogging Ambassadors of their region.
- The ministry felicitated Ripu Daman Bevli, popularly known as the Plogman of India and named him the Plogging Ambassador of India.
- Plog Run is a unique way of picking up garbage while jogging.
- It is a ‘first of its kind’ initiative by United Way India (Community Service Organisation) to highlight the need for reducing plastic consumption and compel a healthier way of managing trash.
- It combines the Fit India Movement and Swachh Bharat Abhiyan.