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National Sports Day: Union Sports Minister Anurag Thakur skips rope, sets precedent for fitness levels

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At the Major Dhyan Chand National Stadium, on the occasion of National Sports Day, Union Youth Affairs and Sports Minister Anurag Thakur demonstrated his skipping rope skills by jumping on one leg.

Anurag Thakur launched the ‘Fit India’

Anurag Thakur launched the Fit India mobile application here to commemorate the second anniversary of the Fit India movement and as part of the Azadi ka Amrit Mahotsav.

Attendees of the occasion

Nisith Pramanik, Minister of State for Youth Affairs and Sports attended the event. Usha Sharma, the Youth Affairs Secretary, and Ravi Mittal, the Sports Secretary, were also in attendance.

When Anurag jumped skipping rope during the event, everyone was impressed by his physical stamina.

Highlights of the occasion

National Sports Day

Anurag Thakur paid floral tributes to Major Dhyan Chand – the hockey magician at Major Dhyan Chand National Stadium before launching the fit India application.

An Indian hockey captain Manpreet Singh, wrestler Sangram Singh, a school student and a housewife who demonstrated how to use Fit India, interacted with the minister.

Congratulating everyone on the second anniversary of the Fit India Movement as well as on National Sports Day, the Sports Minister said, “The Fit India Mobile App brings ease of checking one’s fitness levels right into the palm of every Indian. It has some unique features like ‘fitness score’, animated videos, activity trackers, and ‘my plan’ catering to individual specific needs.”

He further said, “Last year Prime Minister Narendra Modi had launched age-appropriate fitness protocols, these protocols are certified by WHO and have been made keeping in mind international standards. PM Narendra Modi has also given fitness mantras for the people of the country -Fitness Ki Dose, Aadha Ghanta Roz.”

The Fit India movement

PM Modi launched the Fit India Movement on August 29th, 2019 to make India a fit and healthy nation. 

According to the reports of ANI, as a result of its various fitness campaigns, such as Fit India School Week, Fit India Freedom Run and Fit India Cyclothon, it has reached millions of people across the country in just two years.

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