“Let us pledge to make causes like ‘Fit India’ a people’s movement and take up fitness activities from sports and games to yoga to fortify our physical, mental, emotional and spiritual health,” the vice president said.
Updated on Aug 29, 2020 11:17 AM IST
Hindustan Times, New Delhi | Byhindustantimes.com| Edited by: Harshit Sabarwal
It has been learnt that the ministry is busy giving final touches to the proposal after which Sports Minister Kiren Rijiju will make a formal announcement by August 29 -- the National Sports Day when the annual honours are given away every year.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi launches “Fit India Movement” at Indira Gandhi Indoor Stadium in New Delhi on National Sports Day. The aim of the programme is to encourage all the citizens of the nation to inculcate a culture of fitness. The Prime Minister will also administer a fitness pledge in his address, inviting all Indians to join in.On the last episode of his monthly radio address ‘Mann Ki Baat’ , the PM had announced the launch of the campaign and had indicated that the fitness programme will have fixed goals.Several national sports icons including World Badminton champion PV Sindhu, sprinter Hima Das along with celebrated wrestlers Bajrang Punia and Sakshi Malik have supported the campaign.PM is a well known supporter of Yoga and has in the past attributed his fitness to regular yoga and breathing exercises.
Only 3% women meet the minimum healthy levels of physical activity, which brings a clutch of health benefits such as reductions in the risk of hypertension, coronary heart disease, stroke, diabetes, breast and colon cancer, obesity.
This will be for 14th time that the university will lift this trophy, instituted by the Union ministry of education in 1956- 57 and awarded by the President on National Sports Day (August 29) every year.