#fitindia: PM MODI ACCEPTED VIRAT KOHLI’S FITNESS CHALLENGE, MOMENTS FROM THE MORNING EXERCISE OF PM NARENDRA MODI.
Less than a month adiafter accepting Indian cricket captain Virat Kohli’s fitness challenge, Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Wednesday posted a video which shows him doing a number of exercises in the morning to ‘refresh and rejuvenate’ himself.
PM Modi, known to practice yoga regularly, is seen performing a number of asanas which appeared to vary in degrees of difficulty. Additionally, he also is seen practising breathing exercises which are known to improve the body’s immunity – among several other benefits.
Most interestingly though, 67-year-old PM Modi can be seen walking on a track which he said was inspired by the five elements of nature. “Apart from Yoga, I walk on a track inspired by the Panchtatvas or 5 elements of nature – Prithvi, Jal, Agni, Vayu, Aakash. This is extremely refreshing and rejuvenating,” he wrote in a message accompanying the video.
The video posted by PM Modi was him fulfilling his promise of showcasing his exercise regime. He had accepted the challenge thrown at him by Kohli who had also challenged his wife Anushka Sharma and fellow Team India cricketer MS Dhoni.
The government has been urging people at large to adopt a healthy lifestyle and do some form of exercise on a daily basis. Sports Minister Rajyavardhan Singh Rathore had initially challenged Kohli as part of #HumFitTohIndiaFit campaign. Since, many celebrities and public figures have posted photos and videos of them doing exercises – urging fellow citizens to become active as well.
Days after cricketer Virat Kohli threw a fitness challenge to Prime Minister Narendra Modi, the latter on Wednesday shared his video revealing an exercise schedule in the verdant lawns of his 7 Lok Kalyan Marg residence.
Here are moments from my morning exercises. Apart from Yoga, I walk on a track inspired by the Panchtatvas or 5 elements of nature – Prithvi, Jal, Agni, Vayu, Aakash. This is extremely refreshing and rejuvenating. I also practice breathing exercises. #HumFitTohIndiaFit,” the PM tweeted from his personal handle.
The video had a record 42,000 views within the first few minutes of being posted.
The PM’s cabinet colleague Rajyavardhan Rathore was the first to take up Kohli’s fitness challenge followed by many other politicians and celebrities.
The images of ministers boasting of their fitness regimes invited sharp reactions from Congress leaders, including party president Rahul Gandhi, recently. He asked the government leaders to take up the challenges of jobs and economy first.
Modi further challenged Karnataka Chief Minister HD Kumaraswamy, India’s table tennis star Manika Batra and all IPS officers, especially those above 40 years for the fitness test.
To this, Kumaraswamy tweeted, “I am honoured& thankU very much for d concern about my health I believe physical fitness is imptnt for all&support d cause. Yoga-treadmill r part of my daily workout regime. Yet, I am more concerned about devlpment fitness of my state&seek ur support for it.”