Prime Minister Narendra Modi interacts with fitness influencers and citizens during a nation-wide online Fit India Dialogue in celebration of the first anniversary of the Fit India Movement. PM Modi revealed the secret behind his fitness with his own recipe and asked if Virat Kohli ever gets tired.
The online interaction saw participants sharing anecdotes and tips of their own fitness journey while drawing out guidance from PM Modi on his thoughts about fitness and good health. Virat Kohli, Milind Soman, Rujuta Diwekar joined by other fitness influencers in the dialougue with PM Modi. In times of Covid-19, fitness has become an even more important aspect of life. This dialogue saw a timely and fruitful conversation on nutrition, wellness and various other aspects on fitness.
Highlights of the Event:
Devendra Jhajharia, Indian Paralympic javelin thrower competing in F46 events, opens the Fit India Dialogue.
The Indian Paralympic champion narrates his journey to making India proud on the international stage. He lauds PM Modi's Fit India movement for reaching every household in India. He recalls how he used to exercise and stay fit with cycle tubes when he did not have the means to procedure the professional equipments.
PM Modi praises Jammu and Kashmir footballer Afshan Ashiq for her journey. He says Indian football fans will now be India's answer of Bend It Like Beckham. The young goalkeeper notes that fitness is important as a woman in India even in domestic life. She says that she mediates in the morning. Says MS Dhoni is an inspiration because of his coolness and advises everyone to take lessons fro mthe former India cricket captain.
Milind Soman speaks to PM Modi as the Prime Minister jokes about the actor and fitness enthusiast's 'real' age. PM Modi recalls how Milind Soman's mother has inspired him as she sets fitness goals at the age of 81. Milind Soman says he does not need much to stay fit and tells PM Modi that one can stay fit with what they have if they have the mental motivation to maintain fitness. He lauds PM Modi's initiative for the Fit India Movement and age specific fitness modules.
PM Modi speaks to Rujuta Diwekar. She stresses on the importance of being Vocal for Local as it can not only help in economic upliftment of India but also help in their health. PM Modi also reveals that he speaks of his mother and says that she urges the Prime Minister to have turmeric every day. He discloses that drum sticks and used to make paranthas out of it and still eats it and even promises to release the recipe for it soon.
Swami Shivadhyanam Saraswati talks about his own journey with yoga. He says that how an Ashram helps to ficus on yoga and become one with their body. Their lives, when pupils comes to the Ashram, may be hard but the discipline teaches them to be beacons for change. Swami Shivdhyanam Saraswati also spoke about the Yoga capsule based on maximum profit and minimum time comprising of five components.
PM Modi thanks Virat Kohli for taking time out from his busy IPL schedule to talk to the nation. Kohli talks about the importance of fitness and how he himself understood the need to make fitness his priority.
PM Modi joked that maybe Delhi's Chole Bhatures are missing Kohl, as the Indian cricketer spoke on the importance of maintain a proper diet to improve his own game and can help his countrymen.
PM Modi asks what the Yo-Yo test is and Kohli said that India's fitness index was low and is still low and staying fit was important to take on the world. He explains that due to fitness, the Test team is being helped as they can compete in the crucial moments.
PM Modi also wished Anushka Sharma, Indian actor and Kohli's wife, health. The couple announced that they are pregnant with their first child.
Mukul Kanitkar thanks PM Modi to do the Suryanamaskar, something that has inspired Indians. He says that Bhagavad Gita, is a dialogue between two of the fittest beings in the universe - Pandava prince Arjuna and his guide and charioteer Krishna.
Fitness Ki Doze, Adha Ghanta Roz - every Indian should play some game or do some fitness activity, be it Tennis, Badminnton, Kabaddi - it has to be for half an hour. "The family that plays together, stays together."
PM Modi urges the need to stay together as a family and counted its benfits. PM Modi also stressed the importance of mental health saying that the reverse of 'In a sound mind, is in a sound body' also hold true.
PM Modi said more people will join the Fit India Movement. The more 'fit' India becomes the more 'hit' India will become.