The government’s initiative to be a fit India has got a new inspirational story of an IAS officer posted in Meghalaya, the hilly state in the northeastern part of our country. Ram Singh, the Deputy Commissioner of West Garo Hills, every week, walks ten km to buy vegetables and other produce that are locally grown. Ditching plastics, he prefers to carry locally-made bamboo basket for his shopping. Singh’s initiative towards preserving nature and maintaining a healthy lifestyle has impressed the internet. His pictures and inspirational story is going viral as it surfaces on the social media platforms, giving him media coverage. WORST Exercises and Workout Mistakes That Will RUIN Your Fitness Goals.
“21kgs of weekend organic Vegetables shopping, No plastic, no vehicular pollution, no traffic jam, Fit India, Fit Meghalaya, Eat Organic, Clean & Green Tura , POSHAN , 10km morning walk,” Singh’s Facebook post reads. The bamboo basket that he carries on his back is used by tribals at the state to carry firewoods. Singh was quoted in media reports that his motive behind his “walkathon” was to avoid traffic snarl, vehicle parking issues and most importantly to stay fit. Fit India Sans Women? Survey Says Most Indian Girls Feel Unsafe While Going For Morning Walks.
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“I have been doing this for the past six months. Sometimes, I go along with my wife who is also a fitness enthusiast. We have too much of traffic jam and parking issues. Then, there is the issue of plastic. So, we encourage people to use bamboo baskets,” the 48-year-old was quoted in reports.
The increase in plastic pollution has adversely affected the environment and its living beings. Sea animals are dying eating the remains available in the water. Environmental activists are striving to increase awareness to combat plastic pollution. Even small steps can make a huge difference, and Singh has created a significant example to preserve nature, while influencing people to follow the same.