Fit India Movement: Aparajita Urges For Health Awareness
Bhubaneswar: In a bid to encourage people to remain healthy and fit by including physical activities and sports in their daily lives, Patanjali Yoga Kendra and the Youth For Action jointly organised a ‘Fit India Movement’ programme at Buddha Jayanti Park near Chandrasekharpur area here on Friday with strict adherence to Covid-19 guidelines.
Hundreds of youths, homemakers and senior citizens participated in the morning event and performed various yogasanas, pranayam and meditation in the presence of Bhubaneswar MP Aparajita Sarangi.
“The programme under ‘Fit India Movement’ is all about creating awareness about health among people. A series of similar events will be organised in different parks across the country throughout the year. I request people to participate in these programmes in large numbers to spread health awareness,” urged Sarangi.
It is worth mentioning that the ‘Fit India Movement’ was launched by Prime Minister Narendra Modi at the Indira Gandhi Stadium in New Delhi on August 29, 2019 on the occasion of the National Sports Day. A committee comprising government officials, members of the Indian Olympic Association (IOA), sports federations from across the country, private bodies and fitness promoters has been formed to advice the government on this campaign.
The Prime Minister had announced ‘Fit India Grading’ for schools in November 2019 to enable their ranking in order of the fitness. As per the Union Human Resource Development (HRD) directives, states and union territories can request for funds as per the guidelines to procure listed fitness items for children studying in government schools.
Lok Sabha speaker Omprakash Birla had conducted a ‘Fit India’ session in the Parliament complex on September 6, 2019 and invited all MPs to pursue the movement in their constituencies.