Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s next aim is to see Billions of people in the country staying fit and healthy. He has now launched a ‘Fit India Moment’ campaign to inspire people to engage themselves in physical activities.
Fit India Moment
On Thursday, August 29th Prime Minister Narendra Modi launched a nationwide campaign to urge people to indulge in physical and sports activities in their day to day lives. The ceremony took place in Indra Gandhi Indoor Stadium, New Delhi on the event of National Sports day. Prime Minister was accompanied by Sports Minister Kiren Rijiju, Health Minister Dr. Harsh Vardhan and Human Resource Development Minister Ramesh Pokhriyal.
“Fitness has been an essential part of our way of life. But over time, we have become indifferent to fitness. Till a few decades ago, a normal person used to walk 8-10 kilometers in a day. Then gradually technology developed, modern means came and the person’s walking was decreased,” said the Prime Minister.
The importance of fitness
The ceremony also displayed the culture of India; dance, martial arts, yoga, and sports. Modi also said indulging ourself in these physical activities one may never have to suffer from the disease.
“Today, many lifestyle diseases like diabetes, hypertension are increasing in India. Look around you, you will find many people suffering from them. Earlier we used to hear that the risk of heart attack increases after the age of 50-60, now the youth of 35-40 years is having a heart attack,” he said.
PM Modi had also been requesting people to take part in the ‘Fit India Moment’ in ‘Mann Ki Baat’ show.
“The relationship between success and fitness is also interlinked. Take any field today, look at your icons, see their success stories, whether they are in sports, films, business, most of them are fit,” he added.
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As rightly said by our Hon. PM Shri @narendramodi, SPORTS & FITNESS IS FOR ALL.#SportPlayingNation#FitIndiaMovement pic.twitter.com/XF78o2x5yk
— Sachin Tendulkar (@sachin_rt) August 29, 2019
INCREDIBLE chart that shows how India's disease-burden has changed post-liberalisation. Note the shift from communicable to non-communicable diseases as we get richer.#FitIndiaMovement is not just important, it is necessary. Best wishes for its success. https://t.co/4bniZho14Z pic.twitter.com/UbrFwIcDU8
— Anand Ranganathan (@ARanganathan72) August 29, 2019
— Kiren Rijiju (@KirenRijiju) August 29, 2019
Friends,as PM Sh @narendramodi commences the #FitIndiaMovement I appeal you all to join in and lead this revolution with full energy & Josh💪
A fit,healthy & happy citizen is an asset for the nation and trust me You are the One 😊
Only addiction I have is-Fitness😊 pic.twitter.com/smkTTSxT3H
— Major Surendra Poonia (@MajorPoonia) August 29, 2019
— Manak Gupta (@manakgupta) August 29, 2019
Listen to PM @narendramodi ji's message once again on fitness. Hon'ble PM is launching #FitIndiaMovement on today at 10am. Let's make India a fit nation. @KirenRijiju @BFI_official pic.twitter.com/Q5Epr4DFki
— Amit Panghal (@Boxerpanghal) August 29, 2019
Take Inspiration from this 72 year YOUNG lady destroying the Crossfit Gym! 😍
— Rosy (@rose_k01) August 29, 2019
— hardik pandya (@hardikpandya7) August 29, 2019
— Mary Kom (@MangteC) August 28, 2019
For a fitter nation!🧘🏋⛹🤼🤾
On #NationalSportsDay, we highlight sportspersons who have made a mark in the recent months with their sterling performances in international arena, spearheading the #FitIndiaMovement, which will be launched by PM @narendramodi today pic.twitter.com/tVP7mySGL3
— Indian Diplomacy (@IndianDiplomacy) August 29, 2019
— PIB India (@PIB_India) August 29, 2019
— Kating Kaapi (@KaapiKating) August 29, 2019
— Tehseen Poonawalla (@tehseenp) August 29, 2019
Congratulations to our PM @narendramodi & sports minister @kirenrijiju for launching the Fit India Movement on 29th August. I’m sure this will inspire all Indians in finding easy and fun ways to adapt a fit and healthy lifestyle #FitIndiaMovement
— Rishi Kapoor (@chintskap) August 28, 2019
— Shamsher Singh (@ShamsherSLive) August 28, 2019