The 'Swasth Bharat Yatra,' which started on World Food Day on October 16, was accorded a warm welcome in this Maharashtra district on Friday. Addressing the gathering, Thane District Collector Rajesh Narvekar on Friday asked the citizens to change their food habits and lifestyle, for a healthy life.
Welcoming the Swastha Yatra contingent, Food and Drug Administration (FDA) Konkan Division Joint Commissioner Shivaji Desai said, "The Yatra, which has a total of around 405 cyclists, has covered 625 km, held 14 Prabhat Feris, visited 84 places and 48 activation points, and witnessed participation of 15,000 people."The event also marked several activities, including flagging off of a cycle rally by Thane Guardian Minister Eknath Shinde, as well as display of Yoga by a teenage girl, who is learning the art for the last 10 years.
The two-track yatra entered this district on Friday.
The yatra, which has covered Sindhudurgh, Ratnagiri and Raigadh, will leave for Mumbai tomorrow and then travel to other states, finally culminating in Delhi on January 27. UNI XR KAZ RHK RJ 1928
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