New Delhi: On the occasion of National Sports Day, celebrated every year on August 29, Prime Minister Narendra Modi launched Fit India Movement and motivated citizens to make fitness an integral part of their daily routine. During his speech, PM Modi shared anecdotes from his life and the benefits of being fit mentally and physically. PM urged the nation to embrace the Fit India movement just like Swachh Bharat Abhiyan, the nationwide cleanliness campaign, and lead India towards being an ideal nation.
As soon as Prime Minister launched Fit India, people from different walks of life took to social media to lend their support to the cause. Filmmaker Karan Johar congratulated PM and sports minister Kiren Rijiju on the launch of Fit India Movement. He said, “I’m sure this will inspire all Indians in finding easy and fun ways to adapt a fit and healthy lifestyle #FitIndiaMovement”
Congratulations to our honourable 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
— Karan Johar (@karanjohar) August 29, 2019
Union Home Minister, Amit Shah, thanked PM for launching Fit India Movement and said, “Fitness is an important aspect of well-being and a happy life. Fitness is preventive and helps promote wellness.”
Fitness is an important aspect of well being and a happy life.
Fitness is preventive and helps promote wellness.
I thank and congratulate PM @narendramodi ji for launching the ‘Fit India Movement’ and raising awareness about it.
— Amit Shah (@AmitShah) August 29, 2019
“Become a part of Fit India Movement and keep yourself healthy”, said Union Minister for Health Dr Harsh Vardhan, who despite leading a busy life takes out time for cycling, running, yoga and other exercises which aids him in being fit and healthy.
सार्वजनिक जीवन में व्यस्तता के बावजूद खुद को फिट और तंदुरुस्त रखने के लिए व्यायाम व साइकिलिंग मेरे दैनिक जीवन का हिस्सा है। #FitIndiaMovement का हिस्सा बनकर खुद को रखिए तंदुरुस्त। @PMOIndia @IndiaSports @KirenRijiju @MoHFW_INDIA pic.twitter.com/gpg95Urhx8
— Dr Harsh Vardhan (@drharshvardhan) August 29, 2019
Sharing her mantra of ‘Swasth Raho, Mast Raho’ (stay healthy, stay carefree), actor and ardent yoga practitioner, Shilpa Shetty Kundra called out to everyone to join Fit India initiative. The actor believes that in today’s fast-paced life, being fit is as important as breathing.
In today's fast-paced life, being fit is as important as breathing. So, I urge you all to join me in our Hon'ble Prime Minister, @PMOIndia‘s initiative, the ‘Fit India’ campaign. Pledge to make fitness a way of life today.@KirenRijiju @Media_SAI #SwasthRahoMastRaho #FitIndia pic.twitter.com/a1xB682c08
— SHILPA SHETTY KUNDRA (@TheShilpaShetty) August 28, 2019
Showing his support to the Fit India campaign, cricketer Sachin Tendulkar shared a video of him playing tennis and badminton with his friends. Talking about how fun it is to play with friends, Sachin said, “You get to challenge each other, and also stay FIT!”
A day out with friends is always fun, especially when it involves sports. You get to challenge each other, and also stay FIT! Had a nice time catching up with @vinodkambli349, Jagdish & Atul.
What sports are you playing with your friends?#FitIndiaMovement #NationalSportsDay pic.twitter.com/JnLz16u3He
— Sachin Tendulkar (@sachin_rt) August 29, 2019
A former special forces officer of the Army, Major Surendra Poonia made a clarion call to citizens to join Fit India movement. Major Poonia who himself is addicted to fitness said, “A fit, healthy and happy citizen is an asset for the nation and trust me you are the one.”
Cricketer-turned-BJP MP Gautam Gambir expressed his happiness over the increasing culture of fitness in India. He said, ‘Only a fit person can play a sport’
— Gautam Gambhir (@GautamGambhir) August 29, 2019
Mansukh Mandaviya, Minister of State for Shipping (Independent Charge) and Chemicals and Fertilizers, took it to social media and shared a video of him cycling. He wrote, “Be fit, inspire to be fit!”
Be fit, inspire to be fit!
Once more @narendramodi ji announces and India resonates.
— Mansukh Mandaviya (@mansukhmandviya) August 29, 2019
Sharing his video from one of his fitness sessions, boxer Manoj Kumar took the fitness pledge.
I am taking the pledge, are you ? #FitnessPledgeWithPM #FitIndia #FitIndiaMovement ???????? @narendramodi @KirenRijiju @mlkhattar @bigboutleague @arjunk26 @TheShilpaShetty @Shivanikataria6 @SDhawan25 @parvindabas @Sangram_Sanjeet https://t.co/Ha5cQwH6FU pic.twitter.com/VGsH0xfCJK
— Manoj Kumar ???????? (@BoxerManojkr) August 26, 2019
Taking the fitness pledge, Indian swimmer Virdhawal Khade says, “Fitness is very important to get the most out of your body and also to prolong your career in sports! Fitness is eating the right things, resting well and putting in the hard work every day. I am taking the pledge, are you?”
Fitness is very important to get the most out of your body and also to prolong your career in sports!
Fitness is eating the right things, resting well and putting in the hard work every day.
I am taking the pledge, are you? #FitIndia #FitIndiaMovement ???????? #FitnessPledgeWithPM pic.twitter.com/3Lo2Sf18eg
— Virdhawal Khade OLY (@virdhawalkhade) August 28, 2019
Food Instagrammer Meghna too shared a glimpse from her training session. Though Meghna’s fitness journey started five years ago, she hopes that others start it today, if not already.
A healthy mind and healthy body gives the power of winning every battle, said actor Ravi Kishan.
#FitIndiaMovement Shri @narendramodi ji sports minister Shri @KirenRijiju ji thank u for this wake up cal for India get fit b fit healthy body healthy mind har jang jitney ki taqat dega???? pic.twitter.com/cKtBEnKcS1
— Ravi Kishan (@ravikishann) August 29, 2019
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