Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Thursday launched 'Fit India' movement on the occasions of ‘National Sport Day’, which marks the birth anniversary of hockey legend Major Dhyan Chand.
A committee comprising of government officials, members of Indian Olympic Association (IOA), national sports federations, private bodies and fitness promoters has been formed to advise the government on the 'Fit India' movement. The 28-member committee, which will be under the chairmanship of Union Sports Minister Kiren Rijiju, has 12 members from the government, including secretaries of Sports, Secondary Education, Ayush, Youth Affairs, among others.
IOA President and seven NSF heads, including those of boxing, athletics, football and cycling, are also a part of the committee.
Representatives of private bodies such as Confederation of Indian Industries (CII), Reliance Foundation, JSW Cement and JSW Paints, SE TransStadia Pvt. Ltd., Tata Trusts, ASSOCHAM India, Federation of Indian Chambers of Commerce & Industry (FICCI), and actors Shilpa Shetty and Milind Soman will also be involved.
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11:17 am: I can say from my personal experiences that there is 'Zero Investment' in it, but the returns are unlimited: PM Modi.
11:16 am: Whether boardroom or Bollywood, those who are fit, they are a hit: PM Modi.
11:15 am: The common characteristics of successful people is their focus on fitness: PM Modi.
11:14 am: Lifestyle diseases are happening due to lifestyle disorders. Lifestyle disorders can be cured by making lifestyle changes: PM Modi.
11:12 am: Only through hard work we can achieve fitness: PM Modi.
11:10 am: Lifestyle diseases are being caused by lifestyle disorders. And lifestyle disorders can be corrected by making small changes. To inform the people of the country about these changes is the objective of the: PM Modi.
11:06 am: People keep fitness app in their mobiles, but after some time they stop using it: PM Modi.
11:02 am: Fitness should become a mass movement, says PM Modi.
10:58 am: Fitness is not just a word but a necessary condition for a healthy and prosperous life: PM Modi.
10:50 am: Today is the day to congratulate our young athletes who are repeatedly bringing laurels to the nation and raising the Tricolour across the world, across sports: PM Modi.
10:48 am: It was on this day that India got a sports star like Major Dhyan Chand who left the world spell-bound: PM Modi at launch of Fit India Movement.
10:46 am: Today, on National Sports Day we pledge to strength Fit India Movement, says PM Modi.
10:30 am: Prime Minister Narendra Modi at the launch of Fit India Movement at Indira Gandhi Stadium, on the occasion of National Sports Day.