Prime Minister Narendra Modi is launching a nation-wide “Fit India Movement” on Thursday at 10 am at Indira Gandhi Stadium Complex in New Delhi.
During the ceremony, the prime minister will speak to the people and also give a fitness pledge. The entry for the event will be based on the accreditation card only of the PIB (Press Information Bureau).
Before the launch of the event, Kiren Rijiju, Minister of State (Independent Charge) Youth Affairs and Sports wrote on Twitter, “Tremendous supports are coming from all sections of the society to participate in the Fit India Movement to be launched by PM Narendra Modi ji on August 29 at 10 am. Chief Ministers, corporates and many icons are taking amazing steps to make the programme a grand success.”
PM Modi had requested in his last address to Mann Ki Baat people to join the Fit India Movement, which takes place on August 29th to commemorate the National Sports Day.
The nationwide campaign is aimed at promoting physical and sports activities in their daily life, according to a declaration. A letter has been published to educate universities about the Fit India Movement which will take place on 29 August.
The government was also set up to give guidance on the Fit India movement to a commission of public representatives, members of the Indian Olympic Association, domestic sports federations, private bodies and fitness promoters.
The Committee of 28 Members, chaired by Minister for Sport Kiren Rijiju, consists of 12 public members including Sports Secretaries, High School Ministers, Ayush and Youth Affairs and others.
The IOA president and seven NSF heads are also members of the committee, including those on boxing, sports, football and biking.