Source: The Times of India
Recently the Prime Minister launched the Fit India Movement at a ceremony in New Delhi. he Prime Minister urged the people of the country to make fitness their lifestyle.
- The Prime Minister launched the people’s movement on the birth anniversary of Major Dyanchand, India’s sports icon who enthralled the world with his game and techniques.
- Envisioned by the Prime Minister, the nation-wide Fit India Movement aims to motivate every Indian to incorporate simple, easy ways of staying fit in their everyday life.
- A committee, headed by Sports Minister and comprising government officials, members of the Indian Olympic Association (IOA), national sports federations, private bodies and fitness promoters, has been formed to take the movement forward.
- The 28-member government committee also features secretaries of Sports, Secondary Education, Ayush, and Youth Affairs, among others.