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Vikash Sharma

Bhubaneswar: In a major decision, the University Grants Commission (UGC) directed university and colleges to chalk out a detailed strategy regarding the fitness of students and concerned staff.

In a letter to vice-chancellors and principals of their affiliated colleges, the UGC has directed them to promote the Fit India Movement which will be launched by Prime Minister Narendra Modi from Indira Gandhi Indoor Stadium, New Delhi on August 29.

UGC has also asked educational institutions to take concrete steps to spread the necessity and culture of physical fitness on the campuses.

Besides making arrangements for live streaming of the programme, UGC asked the educational institutions to make short videos of the activities on their campuses and upload them on the university activity monitoring portal by 5 PM on the same day.

"As part of the movement, Higher Education Institutions and affiliated colleges can make well-meaning efforts for health and well being of their students, teachers, staff and officials to achieve physical fitness, mental strength and emotional equanimity," the UGC letter read.

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