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The nation-wide Fit India movement was launched on 29th August 2019 by the Prime Minister of India the occasion of National Sports Day, at the Indira Gandhi Indoor Stadium, New Delhi. The National Sports Day (observed on 29 August) observed to commemorate birth anniversary of hockey doyen Major Dhyan Chand. Thousands of school children, cyclists, joggers, runners, aerobic dancers assembled on the grounds of the IG stadium in the morning thereby displaying a range of fitness activities.

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Advisory Committee

  • To advise the government on the “Fit India Movement, an Advisory Committee has been constituted by the Union Sports Ministry being headed by the Union Sports Minister.

  • The Advisory committee members consists of Indian Olympic Association (IOA), national sports federations (NSFs), government officials, private bodies and celebrated fitness enthusiasts.

  • Other participants include the representatives from:

i) Private bodies such as Confederation of Indian Industries (CII)

ii) Tata Trusts

iii) JSW cement and JSW Paints

iv) Reliance Foundation

v) SE Trans Stadia Pvt. Ltd.

vi) ASSOCHAM India.

vii) Federation of Indian Chambers of Commerce & Industry (FICCI).

Hum Fit to India Fit

  • This campaign was launched by the Sports Minister of India in 2018 to encourage people to share their fitness level by doing exercises like push-ups.

  • The Prime Minister of India along with Sports personalities and Film celebrities had shared videos doing Yoga exercises on Social Media.

National Sports Day

  • In India the National Sports Day is celebrated on 29 August, 2019 every year. This day is also the birth anniversary of hockey legend Major Dhyan Chand.

  • The hockey legend Major Dhyan Chand Singh won gold medals in Olympics for India in the years 1928,1932 and 1936.

  • A memorial award was also announced on his name as the Major Dhyan Chand Award to commemorate him.

  • The Major Dhyan Chand Award is the highest award for lifetime achievement in sports and games in India.

- Published/Last Modified on: October 4, 2019

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