Prime Minister Narendra Modi will launch the nation-wide Fit India Movement at a special function in New Delhi.
The mass movement will be launched on the occasion of National Sports Day. The Prime Minister will also administer a fitness pledge on the occasion. The campaign is aimed at encouraging people to inculcate physical activity and sports in their day to day life.
Sports Minister Kiren Rijiju has urged people to participate in the Fit India movement in large numbers.
Several athletes have also lauded the move. They have urged the people to join the movement for the creation of a more healthy nation.
University Grants Commission has asked higher educational institutes to make necessary arrangements to view Prime Minister’s address on the launch of the movement. As part of the Fitness pledge, UGC has asked everyone to walk at least 10,000 steps and follow it up in their daily routine.