15.7 C
New Delhi
Sunday 15 December 2019
India Modi launches Fit India Movement, step towards healthy India

Modi launches Fit India Movement, step towards healthy India

Prime Minister Modi had asked people to take part in the Fit India Movement which has been organised to celebrate National Sports Day

New Delhi: Prime Minister Narendra Modi launched the ‘Fit India Movement’ on Thursday. The event is being held at Indira Gandhi indoor stadium, will be aiming at bringing about behavioural change and introducing basic fitness practices in the daily lives of Indians, a majority of whom lack access to sports or fitness infrastructure in their neighbourhoods, officials said.

A special focus of the campaign will be on rural India that lacks basic facilities to improve physical well-being and awareness of fitness. “At least half-a-dozen ministries such as rural development, panchayati raj, sports and youth affairs will back this initiative,” officials said. “We want to bring about a behavioural change. Prime Minister Modi will announce details of these at an event on Thursday,” the official said. Awareness programmes through the involvement of celebrities, sports activities undertaken in tier 1 and 2 cities, and other such events are being planned during the campaign. This will also be used to promote Yoga in a big way.

During his recent Mann Ki Baat program, Prime Minister Modi had asked people to take part in the ‘Fit India Movement’ which has been organised to celebrate ‘National Sports Day’ today – the birth anniversary of Major Dhyan Chand.

“During today’s #MannKiBaat, I have made some requests to my fellow Indians: Visit iconic places relating to Bapu as a part of his 150th Jayanti. Travel to places related to nature and wildlife. Strengthen Poshan Abhiyan. Be a part of Fit India movement,” Modi had tweeted on 25 August. Fit India Movement is aimed at encouraging people to give priority to sports and fitness in their day-to-day lives.

Subscribe to our newsletter

You will get all our latest news and articles via email when you subscribe

The email despatches will be non-commercial in nature
Disputes, if any, subject to jurisdiction in New Delhi

Leave a Reply

Opinion

Justice That Is Instant Is Travesty

But neither the state nor society can wash their hands off this social craving for settling scores in the name of doing justice to the victim

Karnataka Voters Punished INC, JDS Leaders

Even the BJP was not confident of the result even as their leaders kept saying for public consumption they were winning all the 15 seats

The United States Of The World

The United States, stereotyped as the land of plenty and plentiful guns, is still a destination of choice for people from across the world

प्याज़ के आँसू न रोएँ — महंगाई से किसान, उपभोक्ता दोनों को फ़ायदा

जिस अल्प मुद्रास्फीति की वजह से वे सरकार से बहुत खुश थे, उसी 1.38 प्रतिशत की खाद्यान्न मुद्रास्फीति के कारण किसानों को अपने पैदावार के लिए समुचित मूल्य नहीं मिल रहे थे

CAB Can Correct Wrongs Of NRC

… if the government can fix the inept bureaucracy and explain what happens to those marked as aliens, as the neighbours are not taking them back
- Advertisement -

Elsewhere

Decision to amend Citizenship Act 1,000% honest: PM Modi

'We have brought this law to give citizenship to minorities of Pakistan, Afghanistan and Bangladesh who have endured a lot of persecution'

Nirbhaya case convicts: Why 2 will take longer to die

Further, a source in the jail said while four rapists and killers of Nirbhaya are supposed to hang on one day, they have ordered 10 ropes

India to begin ODI series as favourites against West Indies

Shimron Hetmyer and Nicholas Pooran have shown their ability in T20; if the WI must challenge India, they will have to do the same in ODIs

‘Rahul Savarkar’ remark riles INC ally Shiv Sena

More newsworthy than the BJP's response that Rahul cannot even dream of being a Savarkar is the protest by Shiv Sena, INC's ally in Maharashtra

Leela Samson, favourite artiste of UPA, arrested for corruption

The CBI had received a complaint on 31 May 2017 about some 'unfruitful expenditure' of Rs 7.02 crore on the renovation of Koothambalam Auditorium at the Kalakshetra Foundation

You might also likeRELATED
Recommended to you

For fearless journalism

%d bloggers like this: