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PM Modi launches ‘Fit India Movement’ on National Sports Day


New Delhi: Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Thursday launched nationwide ‘Fit India Movement’ at a special function held at the Indira Gandhi Indoor Stadium here on the occasion of National Sports Day.

The ‘Fit India Movement’ is aimed at encouraging people to inculcate physical activity and sports in their day to day life.

The Prime Minister also administered a fitness pledge in his address, inviting all Indians to join in.

Addressing at the function, PM Modi said, “Today, on National Sports Day we pledge to strength Fit India Movement”.

PM Modi has also paid tribute to Hockey legend Major Dhyan Chand, whose birthday anniversary is today.

“His won medal is the result of his austerity and austerity, it is also a measure of new India’s new passion and new confidence,” PM Modi said.

“Sports is directly related to fitness. But the Fit India Movement that has started today has expanded beyond sports. Fitness is not a word but a necessary condition of healthy and prosperous life,” he added.

Union Sports Minister Kiren Rijiju, Union Health Minister Harsh Vardhan and other dignitaries were present on the occasion.

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