Ministry of Urban Development has set up a gymnasium at Nirman Bhawan so that their employees can keep themselves fit. M.Venkaiah Naidu, Union Minister of Urban development inaugurated the gym today at Delhi.
Set up at a cost of Rs five lakhs financed by the Department of Personnel and Training, the gym will be open even after office hours till 8 pm.
“Physical fitness is the key to health and mental fitness which have a bearing on productivity. Such facilities at work places would go a long way in keeping employees fit in the fast paced and sedentary lives. I would expect the employees to make proper use of the facility,” said Naidu.
The gymnasium is equipped with two treadmills, one recumbent bike, two cross trainers, one multi-gym, a flat bench, an inclined bench and dump bell sets. More facilities will be added in due course.
The Ministry which has about 500 employees of different categories is the first to have such full fledged work out facility.