Prime Minister Narendra Modi launched the Age Appropriate Fitness Protocols on the occasion of the first anniversary of the Fit India Movement, via virtual conferencing on 24 September.
Mr.Modi interacted with various sports persons, fitness experts and others during the Fit India Dialogue event organized on the occasion.
The virtual dialogue was conducted in a casual and informal manner where the participants shared with the Prime Minister their life experiences and their fitness mantra.
Union Minister for Youth Affairs and Sports Kiren Rijiju participated in the event virtually.
The influencers, who shared their thoughts on fitness and health, include Indian cricket team skipper Virat Kohli, Fitness icon and winner of the Ironman Triathalon Milind Soman; Paralympian gold medalist Devendra Jhajharia; nutrition expert Rujuta Diwekar.
And Afshan Ashiq a woman footballer from Jammu and Kashmir who now trains other girls in football; Swami Shivadhyanam Saraswati, an alumni of IIT and MIT representing the Bihar School of Yoga and Bharatiya Shikshan Mandal’s Mukul Kanitkar joined among others.
Speaking on the occasion, the Prime Minister said the Fit India Dialogue focuses on the fitness interests of every age group and brings into play different dimensions of fitness.
He said that within a year, this fitness movement has become a movement of the people, and a movement of positivity. Constant awareness about health and fitness is also increasing in the country, and activeness has also increased.
“I am happy that Yoga, Asanas, Exercise, Walking, Running, Swimming, healthy food habits, healthy lifestyle, are now becoming part of our natural consciousness. He said the Fit India movement has proved its influence and relevance in this corona period in spite of the restrictions”, said he
The Prime Minister said staying fit is not as difficult a task as some think. With a little discipline and a little hard work you can always be healthy.
He gave the mantra 'Fitness dose, Half an hour everyday' for everyone's health. He urged everyone to practice yoga, or badminton, tennis or football, karate or kabaddi for at least 30 minutes daily.
PM said today the Youth Ministry and Health Ministry together released Fitness protocols.
Mr.Modi said today awareness about fitness has become worldwide. World Health Organization - WHO has made a Global strategy on Diet, physical activity and health.
They have issued a global recommendation on Physical activity also. Today many countries like Australia, Germany, Britain and the US have set new goals for fitness and are working on them.
A large-scale campaign is going on in many such countries at the moment and more and more citizens are joining the routine of daily exercise.