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Union HRD Minister and Sports Minister launch ‘Fit Hai to Hit Hai India’ for school children

06 July 2020: Olympic medal winner badminton player Ms. P. V. Sindhu and Indian football team Captain Sunil Chhetri were also present at the launch of “Fit Hai To Hit Hai India” program organized under the Fit India campaign by the Government of India. Union Human Resource Development Minister Ramesh Pokhriyal ‘Nishank’ and Minister of Sports and Youth Affairs and Ministry of Minority Affairs Kiren Rijiju interacted with students. As many as 13,868 schools affiliated to CBSE took part in various Fit India programs and 11,682 schools have also received the Fit India flag. In the last 8-9 months, 2.5 lakh schools have registered under Fit India.

The Fit India Talks sessions are being organized in association with the Sports Authority of India and the Ministry of Human Resource Development. Through this Campaign, the government is trying to make children both mentally and physically healthy.

Speaking on the occasion Pokhriyal said that a lot of people have joined the Fit India campaign launched by the Government of India in a very short time. On the clarion call of Prime Minister Narendra Modi, people have undertaken the fitness mission in their everyday life.

The Minister informed that Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) also announced in April that it would launch a new series of fitness sessions for school going children in the Fit India Active Day program under this campaign.

Addressing the students in this special dialogue, Rijiju said that the Government has started connecting the children with fitness. Many fitness icons have joined this campaign to motivate students and encourage them to remain healthy and fit. The Sports Minister further said: “Olympics is the biggest event on the planet. When Prime Minister Narendra Modi set up the Olympic task force, I closely studied it and after becoming Sports Minister, I set a target that by 2028 India must be in the top 10 and it is achievable. There is a series of planning programs going behind it from scouting, talent identification, customized training, etc. We have made a big base through Khelo India and through many other processes we have started the talent identification.”

2016 Olympics silver medalist PV Sindhu stressed the importance of sports for school children. “Fitness is very important for every sport and I must say endurance, agility and weight training is important along with mental and physical exercise.”

Sunil Chhetri, the Indian football team skipper, requested the parents to support their children if they want to choose sports as a career. “Everyone can play but nobody can follow monotonous food habits. A very important thing is food and sleep in our industry. If you want to be a top athlete, good sleep and food is utmost necessary.”

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