Prime Minister Modi launches Fit India Movement on National Sports Day; Sports Minister to chair Committee

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Fit India Movement

On the occasion of National Sports Day, Prime Minister Narendra Modi launched ‘Fit India Movement’ in Indira Gandhi Stadium New Delhi today, with a vision to inculcate a culture of fitness among the citizens.

Launching the movement, Modi said, “On this day a great sportsperson was born, Major Dhyan Chand. He amazed the world with his his fitness, stamina, and hockey stick. The way to make India a great nation is only possible through a healthy person, healthy family and healthy society.”

A 28-member committee comprising members of Indian Olympic Association (IOA), national sports federations, private bodies, fitness promoters and government officials was constituted to advise the government on the Fit India Movement.

Chaired by Sports Minister Kiren Rijiju, the committee has 12 members from the government, including secretaries of Sports, Secondary Education, Ayush, Youth Affairs, among others.

Sports icons like World Badminton champion PV Sindhu, sprinter Hima Das along with celebrated wrestlers Bajrang Punia and Sakshi Malik are supporting the campaign.

In order to be a part of the Fit India Movement, the University Grants Commission has directed the universities across the country to prepare for the Fit India Movement.

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