Fit India Movement: Key moments from the nationwide event on National Sports Day

first_img Aishwarya Paliwal New DelhiAugust 30, 2019UPDATED: August 30, 2019 06:04 IST Participants perform at the launch event of Fit India Movement at Indira Gandhi Indoor Stadium in New Delhi.Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Thursday launched the Fit India Movement at Indira Gandhi Stadium in New Delhi. On the occasion of National Sports Day, PM Modi administered a fitness pledge to the people of the country.Addressing the gathering at the Capital stadium, the Prime Minister urged all the citizens to inculcate a culture of fitness. Striking a cord with the younger generation, the Prime Minister said, “Whether it is the boardroom or Bollywood, whoever is fit touches the sky.If the body is fit, the mind is hit.” Mentioning the country’s health statics, the Prime Minister said that diabetes and hypertension is increasing in India every day and is not even sparing the young too. Diabetes and hypertension prevalence is high in middle and old age across all geographical areas and socio-demographic groups in the country.The Prime Minister urged everyone to take up fitness as part of their daily lifestyle to get rid of ailments. According to India’s health index, non-communicable diseases kill around 61% people in the country. The number of overweight people has doubled between 2005 and 2015, add to this, every 12th Indian has diabetes, according to data.Minister of State, Youth Affairs and Sports, Kiren Rijiju is heading a 28-member committee comprising government officials, members of Indian Olympic Association, national sports federations, fitness promoters and private bodies to advise the government on the movement.Centenarian sprinter Man Kaur on Thursday hailed the Fit India Movement, saying a country can progress only if its citizens are healthy. The 103-year old sprinter and her 81-year-old son Gurdev were among the veteran athletes, who attended the Capital event.advertisement Dancers perform on the occasion of National Sports Day, at Indira Gandhi Indoor Stadium in New Delhi on Thursday. Boxers fight in a ring in front of the Vidhana Soudha in Bengaluru on Thursday, to mark the nationwide launch of the Fit India Movement. Participants perform Yoga during the launch event of Fit India Movement at Indira Gandhi Indoor Stadium. (L-R) Prime Minister Narendra Modi being greeted by actor Shilpa Shetty Kundra, Delhi BJP chief Manoj Tiwari and BJP MP Gautam Gambhir at the launch event of Fit India Movement on National Sports Day at Indira Gandhi Indoor Stadium.Get real-time alerts and all the news on your phone with the all-new India Today app. Download from Post your comment Do You Like This Story? Awesome! Now share the story Too bad. Tell us what you didn’t like in the comments Posted byShifa Naseer Tags :Follow fit india movement Fit India Movement: Key moments from the nationwide event on National Sports DayPrime Minister Narendra Modi on Thursday launched the Fit India Movement at Indira Gandhi Stadium in New Delhi.advertisement Nextlast_img read more

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Fishermans body washed ashore off Talaimannar

The fisherman, who was initially identified as Ramasamy, is survived by his wife and two young children. Three other fishermen, Sudalaimani, Anthonysamy and Muniasamy, are also feared drowned. She would not mind if the office of the Consulate General of India in Jaffna gave a decent burial to the body in Talaimannar itself, she said. Sources in the Fisheries Department said that based on communication from the Consulate General, they would obtain a consent letter from the family for the burial.Meanwhile, U. Arulanandham, president, Alliance for Release of Innocent Fishermen (ARIF), said that the government should provide compensation to the families of the three other fishermen also as their chances of survival were remote. The body of a fisherman, believed to be that of one of the four Indian fishermen who went missing after their boat sank while fishing on the high seas in the early hours of November 29, was found washed ashore off Talaimannar in Sri Lanka, The Hindu newspaper reported.Indian Police inquiries revealed that the highly decomposed body was that of N. Zakir Hussain (32), one of the four fishermen who had set out for fishing and went missing after the boat sank following seepage of seawater through a broken wooden plank. When police showed the photograph of the body and identification marks of a tattoo on his left hand and steel ring and black half-pants he was wearing, Hussain’s wife Jemila Begum (28) confirmed that it was the body of her husband. “It is my husband’s body and he had tattooed his niece’s name Rubina on his left forearm,” Begum told the police. Her husband was also wearing a steel ring, she said and the identification matched with a ring on the body. The young woman with a three-year-old son and two-year-old daughter was left in the lurch after losing the sole breadwinner. After her husband went missing, Begum, who was living in a rented house at Sivagami Nagar, moved to her mother’s place here, she said.“I have nothing left with me and I do not know how I will bring up my children,” she told The Hindu . She appealed to the government to provide her a livelihood and help her to educate her children. read more

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