During the inauguration ceremony of the Fit India Movement, Sports Minister Kiren Rijiju said, “Fit India Movement is just playing the role of a catalyst and it has become truly a people’s movement as envisioned by the Honourable Prime Minister.”
Rijiju further commented “Close to 70lakh NYKS & NNS youth volunteers have been in the forefront of reaching out to the people and not only helping them but also creating awareness about the Fit India Mission. We are now in discussion with the Ministry of Panchayat and they have introduced sports and fitness as part of their Gram Panchyat Development Programme (GPDP) which was not there earlier and, in the future, we are thinking of adding more strategies in which we can identify which village should have which fitness program and have a more regulated mechanism in identifying them.”
Many officials and dignitaries from the Sports Ministry, Sports Authority of India (SAI), Ministry of Youth Affairs & Sports (MYAS) attended the event.
Further explaining on Fit India’s plan to comprise more villages, Ravi Mital, Secretary of Sports commented “This year we are collaborating with around 60 to 70 lacs Youth Affair volunteers to take Fitness to all villages and you will see this from 1st March onwards itself where we will now have one year campaign to take fitness to all villages. We have already taken Fitness to over 2.2 lakh schools which are spread all over the country and many of them are in the rural areas. So, we have already taken fitness to the Rural Areas of the country.”
On 29th August 2019, Honourable Prime Minister Narendra Modi launched the Fit India Mission, and in a short period has become a major fitness movement across the country.
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