Celebrating National Sports Day and Fit India Movement
Fit India Movement
Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi launched the fitness movement on 29th August 2019 on the occasion of National Sports Day, the birth anniversary of the legendary hockey player, Major Dhyan Chand. This programme aims to encourage people to inculcate physical activity and sports in their everyday lives. “Fitness has always been an integral part of our culture. But, there is indifference towards fitness issues now. A few decades back, a normal person would walk 8-10km in a day, do cycling or run, but, with technology, physical activity has reduced. We walk less now and the same technology tells us that we are not walking enough," said the Prime Minister.
Students joined the live telecast and also took a pledge to commit themselves to fitness. It indeed was a very enlightening programme and each and every child went home to spread the word of fitness to their near and dear ones.