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Prime Minister Modi launches nation-wide ‘Fit India’ Movement

Newdelhi:29/8/19:Prime Minister Narendra Modi has said that fit and healthy nation is the call of New India. Launching a nation-wide ‘Fit India’ Movement on the occasion of National Sports Day in New Delhi today, Mr Modi said, fitness is not just a word but a necessary condition of healthy and prosperous life.

He said, fitness has been an integral part of life in India but over time, people have become indifferent to fitness. He said the physical activity has been reduced with the advent of technology.

Stressing the need to make fitness a mass movement, Mr Modi said, lifestyle diseases are happening due to lifestyle disorders and it can be cured by changing lifestyle.

He said many lifestyle diseases like diabetes, hypertension are increasing in India and small lifestyle changes can prevent these diseases. He asserted that the Fit India Movement is to inspire the country for these changes.

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The Prime Minister urged the people to lead the Fit India campaign saying the initiative is the need of the hour and will take the country towards a healthier future. He said, people of the country will carry forward this campaign and will take it to the height of success.
He said the relationship of success and fitness is also interlinked and most of the successful people are fit.

Remembering Hockey Wizard Major Dhyanchand whose birth anniversary is celebrated as National Sports Day, Mr. Modi said, today is the day to congratulate India’s young players, who are constantly giving new glory to the tricolor at the world stage.

He said, be it Badminton, Tennis, Athletics, Boxing, Wrestling or other sports, Indian players are giving new wings to country’s expectations and aspirations.

Sports Minister Kiren Rijiju said, the movement will be taken to new heights with the cooperation of the countrymen.The Fit India movement is aimed at encouraging people to inculcate physical activity and sports in their day to day life.

About Ashok Palit

Ashok Palit has completed his graduation from Upendranath College Soro, Balasore and post graduation from Utkal University in Odia Language and literture.. He has also carved out a niche for himself as a scribe of eminence after joining the profession in 1988. He is also an independent media production professional. He brings loads of experience to Advanced Media, Ashok Palit as a cineaste has been active in film criticism for over three decades. As a film society activist, he soared to eminence for his profound commitment to the art film appreciation and aesthetics of cinema. His mode of discourse is often erudite but always lucid and comprehensible marked by a perfect acumen so rare in the field. A film aesthete with an immense fond of critical sensibilities, he wrote about growth and development of odia cinema in New Indian Express, The Times of India, The Hindustan Times, The Asian Age and Screen. He has been working as an Editor for Cine Samaya from 2002-2004.. He had made solid contribution on cinema in many odia Dailies and weekly such as Samaj, Prajatantra, Dharatri, Samaya, Satabadi, and weekly Samaya.

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