Celebrating the first anniversary of the Fit India movement, Prime Minister Narendra Modi interacted with several fitness influencers, celebrities and citizens in a nationwide, online “Fit India Dialogue”.
“Fitness ki dose, aadha ghanta roz,” PM Modi introduced a new slogan to encourage citizens to exercise for at least half-an-hour in a day.
Among the participants were Virat Kohli, Milind Soman, both known to be passionate about fitness, footballer Afshan Ashiq, paralympic javelin gold medallist Devendra Jhajharia, and celebrity nutritionist Rujuta Diwekar, among others.
The online interaction will see participants sharing anecdotes and tips of their own fitness journey while drawing out guidance from PM Modi on his thoughts about fitness and good health. In times of Covid-19, fitness has become an even more important aspect of life. This dialogue will see a timely and fruitful conversation on nutrition, wellness and various other aspects on fitness.
While talking about the importance of fitness and a healthy diet, he recounted how his mother always makes it a point to ask him if he is eating haldi (turmeric) or not. Turmeric has antioxidant properties; here are its other health benefits. While speaking to Diwekar, the Prime Minister also talked about his recipe for making parathas with drumsticks, which he said he still eats once or twice a week.
PM Modi also asked Kohli about the Yo-Yo test, which measures the endurance levels of athletes, to which the cricketer said how it is an important benchmark. He pointed out that India’s Yo-Yo test scores were on the lower side as compared to global standards. He then went on to talk about how his grandmother inspires him to eat healthy, home-cooked food.