Freedom Run at DPSI


Despite the overcast skies and spells of shower, sunshine descended on the grounds of DPS International, Gurugram, on Sunday, August 7,2022 when thousands of enthusiastic runners gathered for the Freedom Run in their bright yellow attire, led by the supermodel and fitness enthusiast Milind Soman. In the run up to India’s 75th Independence Day, DPSI celebrated the hero in every Indian who aspires to be free from health-related issues and remain fit. The event carried forward the tradition initiated back in March 2021 by the honourable Prime Minister of India, Shri Narendra Modi, as a vision to create a ‘fit’ India. Thousands of participants of all ages showed up for this grand affair. The infectious excitement was palpable as Milind Soman and Ms Devyani Jaipuria, Pro Vice Chairperson of DPSI, flagged off the races for 10 kms and 5 kms. To inspire the runners, Milind Soman joined in the run and led by example. After the race, Mr. Soman addressed the enthusiastic crowd and encouraged the audience to make physical exercise a part of their daily regimen. He interacted with the student volunteers who joined him in doing push-ups. Fitness was clearly the mantra for the day! Ms Jaipuria lauded the participants for showing up in such large numbers and expressed her appreciation for their grit and determination in finishing the race. She extolled on the virtues of engaging in physical activity. Ms Aditi Misra, Director, DPSI, stressed on the importance of staying fit in body and mind to improve one’s quality of life. She expressed her desire that the future generations will be inspired to adopt a healthy lifestyle because only fit individuals can become productive members of society. The run brought the entire school community together and Ms Rima Singh, the head of school thanked them for showing up to mark the special occasion and making the event a memorable one