Somewhere between the rat-race of life one had forgotten the importance or rather, the necessity of remaining fit. Our Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi today launched the ‘Fit India Movement’ at Indira Gandhi Indoor Stadium, New Delhi to make physical activities and sports a part or our daily lives and consciously work towards it. Today is also  the ‘Khel Diwas’.  

The University Grants Commission (UGC) has asked the higher education institutions (HEIs) to encourage staff and students to attempt walking 10,000 steps every day and make it a habit. The commission has also asked the institutes to screen the launch event live for faculty and students and ensure their attendance. The institutes will also prepare and implement a fitness plan, incorporate sports, exercise and physical activities into the daily routine.

CBSE had also asked its affiliated schools to make arrangements for viewing/hearing of the launch function of ‘Fit India Movement’

Top industrialists, sportspersons, actors and other celebrities have extended their full support to the Movement and also pledged to take part in it.

11 Ministries including Sports Ministry, HRD Ministry, Panchayati  Raj Ministry and Rural Development Ministry shall coordinate with each other to manage the Fit India Movement

Source: Zee News India