The Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi launched the Fit India Movement at a ceremony in New Delhi yesterday on the occasion of National Sports Day. The Prime Minister urged the people of the country to make fitness their lifestyle.
Launching the people’s movement on the birth anniversary of Major Dhyanchand, Prime Minister Narendra Modi paid tributes to Major Dhyanchand, India’s sports icon who enthralled the world with his game and techniques. He also congratulated the young sportspersons of the country who are keeping the tricolor afloat on the world stage through their efforts.
“Their medals are a not only the result of their hard work but a reflection of a new zeal and new confidence of a New India”, the PM said.
The Prime Minister said that ‘Fit India Movement’ should become a national goal and its aspiration. In an effort to inspire the nation, the Prime Minister said that Fit India Movement may have been started by the government but it is the people who have to lead it and make it a success.
“Success is related to fitness, success stories of all of our icons from any field of life have a common thread- most of them are fit, have a focus on fitness and are fond of fitness”, the PM added.
Prime Minister said, “Technology has reduced our physical ability and has robbed us of our daily fitness routines and today we are unaware of our traditional practices and lifestyle which could keep us fit. With time, fitness has been relegated a lower priority in our society. Earlier a person used to walk or cycle for kilometers, today mobile apps have to tell us how many steps we walked”.
“Today lifestyle diseases are on a rise in India affecting even the young. Cases of diabetes and hypertension is on the rise and even common among children in India. But small lifestyle changes can prevent these lifestyle diseases. ‘Fit India Movement’ is an effort to bring these small lifestyle changes”, the PM said.
The Prime Minister said that people in any profession can make themselves efficient in their profession if they are mentally and physically fit. If the body is fit, then you would be mentally fit. Sports has a direct relation to fitness but ‘Fit India Movement’ aims to go beyond fitness. Fitness is not just a word but an essential pillar to a healthy and prosperous life. When we prepare our bodies for battle, we make the country strong as iron. Fitness is part of our historic legacy. Games and sports are played in every nook and corner of India. While working on the body they also train the mind, increasing focus and coordination of body parts. A healthy Individual, a healthy family, and a healthy society are the essentials to make New India a Fit India.
“Swasth vyakti, swasth parivar aur swasth samaj, yahi naye Bharat ko shresth Bharat banane ka raasta hai. Today, on National Sports Day we pledge to strengthen the Fit India Movement”, the Prime Minister said.
Here are a few tweets with the reactions of celebrities & sports persons on the #FitIndiaMovement:
(1/3) The #FitIndia campaign officially begins with the loudest cheer... a movement towards a fitter nation. Join us as we inch closer to the fruition of our Hon'ble Prime Minister, @narendramodi's vision of a healthier future for India.@KirenRijiju @Media_SAI #FitIndiaMovement pic.twitter.com/gMuwHehQAG— SHILPA SHETTY KUNDRA (@TheShilpaShetty) August 29, 2019
Expressing my gratitude to each and every person who has supported my journey in sports & has inspired me towards fitness on this special day of #NationalSportsDay in pursuit of being a fit person I could become an achiever and give back to my country 💐🙏 #FitIndiaMovement pic.twitter.com/86baknbEPr— Deepa Malik (@DeepaAthlete) August 29, 2019
The feeling of winning a World Championship is finally sinking in. Victory or defeat is all part of life but being mentally & physically fit is the most important aspect. I would like to thank our honourable President of India, Prime Minister, Sports Minister, CMs, SAI, BAI (1/2)— Pvsindhu (@Pvsindhu1) August 29, 2019
Our Hon. PM Shri @narendramodi's #FitIndiaMovement launched today resonates with my dream of transforming 🇮🇳 into a #SportPlayingNation.— Sachin Tendulkar (@sachin_rt) August 29, 2019
Just loving a sport isn't enough, we need to play it too!
Here's @Varun_dvn and I discussing the importance of sport & fitness in daily life. pic.twitter.com/3gWB58LHQL
“Well done is better than well said.” I pledge my support for the #FitIndiaMovement initiated by Hon. Prime Minister @narendramodi ji and @KirenRijiju ji to celebrate the #NationalSportsDay. My fourth swimming lesson without any support. Hahaha.🤓😍😎💪💪 pic.twitter.com/al51ssdmy6— Anupam Kher (@AnupamPKher) August 29, 2019
On the occasion of Fit India Movement launch and the countless Questions regarding my Fitness. I do Yoga ( way before India ) and light weights ..all at home ... Plus I dance 💃 what do you do ? Even taking the steps instead of Lift is 👍🏻#FitIndiaMovement #ThursdayMotivation pic.twitter.com/QVfcyHKNTf— Sᴜᴢᴀɴɴᴇ Bᴇʀɴᴇʀᴛ (@suzannebernert) August 29, 2019
We don’t get what we wish for, we get what we work for ... A fitter india is a stronger india. I support our honourable PM shri @narendramodi ji and our honourable sports minister @KirenRijiju in their #FitIndiaMovement#Fitness #NationalSportsDay #Jaihind🇮🇳 pic.twitter.com/qI47assLLX— Suniel Shetty (@SunielVShetty) August 29, 2019
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