The News Services Division brings glimpses of “The Year that was” in our Special Series Year Ender-2020. COVID-19 pandemic has been the biggest story of the year and India has seen the fight back against the COVID-19 pandemic under the dynamic leadership of Prime Minister Narendra Modi. A report from AIR correspondent on the initiatives taken by the government for promoting the Fit India and Khelo India movement in the country:
Fit India and Khelo India have become a national movement today which carried the people of the country on a path of fitness and wellness. These initiatives have provided a unique platform for building a necessary ecosystem for making a healthier India. The Prime Minister Narendra Modi has urged the people to make fitness their lifestyle by adopting the mantra ‘fitness Ki Dose, Adha Ganta Roz’.
It is said that fitness not only changes your body, it changes your mind, your attitude and your mood. With these objectives, Fit India movement was launched in 2019 and within a year, this has turned into a people’s movement.
Fit India and Khelo India initiatives have created awareness and enthusiasm about health and fitness across the country. These initiatives have proved their relevance during the Covid-19 period when people adopted a healthy lifestyle and strongly fought against the coronavirus. Bhupendra Singh, AIR News, Delhi.”
Talking to AIR News, Kargil War Veteran and India’s first blade runner, Major DP Singh said that fitness should be an integral part of everyone’s life.