The World Health Organisation has praised Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s Fitness ka Dose Aadha Ghanta Roz’ programme, which invites all Indians to devote at least half-an-hour to their fitness for a healthy life.

In a tweet, the WHO wrote, “WHO applauds India’s initiative on promoting physical activity through its campaign Fitness Ka Dose Aadha Ghanta Roz.”

The campaign of Fitness Ka Dose Aadha Ghanta Roz was launched as a part of the country-wide Fit Indian Movement by the sports minister Kiren Rijiju on December 1. The Popularity of the movement can be understood with the fact that people from different walks of professions including Bollywood, sportspersons, writers, doctors, fitness influencers have urged Indians to follow the basic 30 minutes of fitness each day.

World champion and Olympic medallist shuttler PV Sindhu tweeted: “Fitness is a huge part of my life and this is the chance for everyone to come together and unite for this great movement!” Shooter Apurvi Chandela also supported Sindhu’s view and tweeted: “Do something today, that your future self will thank you for!! A minimum of 30 minutes of daily exercise can bring about many positive changes in your body, mind, and soul. #NewIndiaFitIndia #FitIndiaMovement.”

They were also joined in their call by two-time Olympic bronze medallist wrestler Sushil Kumar, Olympic bronze medallist shooter Gagan Narang, former India cricketer Suresh Raina, paralympic silver medallist Deepa Malik, sprinter Hima Das, Commonwealth Games gold medallist paddler Manika Batra among others.



The information contained in this article is for educational and informational purposes only and is not intended as a health advice. We would ask you to consult a qualified professional or medical expert to gain additional knowledge before you choose to consume any product or perform any exercise.


Paayel is a correspondent at Sportz Business Magazine and pursuing Journalism from Lady Shri Ram college. She is an aspiring and passionate journalist, who is on her way to gain more knowledge and wisdom.

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