Live Updates: PM Modi launches Fit India Movement, thanks for support to fitness mission

Live Updates: PM Modi launches Fit India Movement, thanks for support to fitness mission

Prime Minister Narendra Modi has launched the Fit India Movement. PM Modi launched the fitness movement at the special programme at the Indira Gandhi Stadium Complex in New Delhi on Thursday.

PM Modi had earlier in his Mann ki Baat’ address asked people to take part in the 'Fit India Movement' -- organised to celebrate the National Sports Day.

Here are the Live Updates of the launch of the Fit India Movement.

10.47 am: As he launched the Fit India Movement, Prime Minister thanked officials and others involved for their support to the mission.

10.46 am: PM Modi launches Fit India Movement

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10.20 am: PM Modi attends fitness meet in New Delhi

10.20 am: At the launch of the fitness movement, Union minister Kiren Rijiju says this is the first time a fitness movement is being launched with the participation of everyone.

10.10 am: Ahead of the event launch, Minister of State (Independent Charge) Youth Affairs and Sports Kiren Rijiju had tweeted, "Tremendous supports are coming from all sections of the society to participate in the Fit India Movement to be launched by PM Narendra Modi ji on August 29 at 10 am. Chief Ministers, corporates and many icons are taking amazing steps to make the programme a grand success."

What is the aim of Fit India Movement

The nation-wide campaign aims to encourage people to inculcate physical activity and sports in their everyday lives, a statement said.

The University Grant Commission has issued a letter to inform the universities to prepare for the Fit India Movement.

A committee comprising government officials, members of Indian Olympic Association (IOA), national sports federations, private bodies and fitness promoters was also formed to advise the government on the Fit India Movement.

The 28-member committee, under the chairmanship of sports minister Kiren Rijiju, has 12 members from the government, including secretaries of Sports, Secondary Education, Ayush, Youth Affairs, among others.