Fit India Movement: Key Facts and Objectives
There is a proverb ; Healthy body has healthy Mind. As we have observed that we are getting more and more busy in our daily life. We hardly have time to exercise or we hardy walk around even 500 meter in a single day.
This human laziness is increasing many problems like heart attack, diabetes, fatigue, strain etc. So in order to remove this laziness and diseases; PM Modi has launched Fit India Movement on the occasion of National Sports Day i.e. 29th August 2019.
Let's know some more information about the Fit India Movement
When Launched: 29 August 2019
Who Launched: PM Narendra Modi
Where Launched: Indira Gandhi Stadium, New Delhi
Objective of Fit India Movement: To encourage people to start/increase physical activity and sports in their everyday lives.
PM Modi has addressed the gathering on this occasion and urged citizens to do exercise on daily basis.
He urged the people to;
a. Use stairs instead of escalators.
b. To walk daily instead of taking rickshaw or bike for shirt distance.
c. To do exercise on daily basis
d. To involve the all family members in the exercise and physical activities on daily basis.
Some fitness experts have termed this Fit India Movement a new era of fitness revolution. There were some prominent sports person from the field of sports and Film Industry present on this occasion.
University Grants Commission (UGC) has asked higher educational institutes in the country to make necessary arrangements to show the address of the PM'S fitness pledge so that mass awareness can be created on this matter. Even the UGC has urged to every citizen of this country to walk at least 10,000 steps and make it a habit of daily life.
So ultimately this movement is all about to make the environment of the sports in the country so that the Indian position can be upgraded in the medal tally of the Tokyo Olympic, 2020 and in forthcoming Olympic games also.