India has been going through a fitness phase lately. The challenge #HumFitToIndiaFit has been going viral on social media, and celebrities are posting their fitness routines online to motivate the nation to exercise and be fit.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi posted a video on Twitter today responding to Indian men's cricket captain Virat Kohli's fitness challenge, in which he is seen performing a sequence of Yoga poses and some breathing exercises. Kohli tagged PM Narendra Modi on his own #HumFitToIndiaFit video.
PM Modi captioned his video saying, "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".
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— Narendra Modi (@narendramodi) June 13, 2018
breathing exercises. #HumFitTohIndiaFit pic.twitter.com/km3345GuV2
Following the video, Prime Minister Narendra Modi called out JD(S) leader and now current Chief Minister of Karnataka HD Kumaraswamy and nominated him to join the fitness challenge.
PM Modi further nominated Indian table tennis player Manika Batra, who won the gold medal at the Goldcast Commonwealth Games 2018, and brave IPS officers especially above the age of 40.
I am delighted to nominate the following for the #FitnessChallenge:— Narendra Modi (@narendramodi) June 13, 2018
Karnataka’s CM Shri @hd_kumaraswamy.
India’s pride and among the highest medal winners for India in the 2018 CWG, @manikabatra_TT.
The entire fraternity of brave IPS officers, especially those above 40.
Responding to PM Modi's nomination HD Kumaraswamy tweeted and thanked PM Modi for the challenge and concern regarding his health, but he is more concerned about Karnataka right now and seeks the centre's help and cooperation.
Dear @narendramodi ji— CM of Karnataka (@CMofKarnataka) June 13, 2018
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.