Sports Minister Anurag Singh Thakur Mesmerizes With His Skipping And Fitness Drills -

Sports Minister Anurag Singh Thakur Mesmerizes With His Skipping And Fitness Drills

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 Minister of state in MYAS Nisith Pramanik, who was also present at the launch function of the Fit India Mobile App, complimented his senior Minister and said, “Sports Minister Anurag Thakur is a true role model for Fit India and he inspires everyone.” Anurag Thakur and Nitish Pramanik also performed ‘Vraksha Aasan’ to maintain the stability and balance of the body.


Rakesh Thapliyal

New Delhi: Last few years we have seen at least two Union Ministers of Youth Affairs and Sports, Rajyavardhan Singh Rathore and  Kiren Rijiju who are quite fit and love to show and share their fitness routine through photos and videos on social media platforms with countrymen. But on Sunday, on the occasion of National Sports Day, the New Sports Minister  Anurag Singh Thakur at the launch function of the Fit India Mobile App. demonstrated some basic fitness activities. He mesmerized everyone with his skipping drills. Minister of state in MYAS Nisith Pramanik, who was also present at the function complimented his senior Minister said, “Sports Minister Anurag Thakur is a true role model for Fit India and he inspires everyone.” Anurag Thakur and Nitish Pramanik also performed ‘Vraksha Aasan’ to maintain the stability and balance of the body.

This was a proud moment for every Indian that our Sports Minister is so fit that he can show that, despite a busy schedule, how to do the exercises and be fit. Thakur urged Indians to use the app to monitor their daily physical activities, diet, sleep patterns, water intake among other things. Nisith Pramanik said that contribution of countrymen in making the Fit India Movement a Jan Andolan is incredible. This Fit India App will help in making New India a Fit India and fulfill the dream of Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi.

Anurag Thakur further said, “it is essential to ensure the fitness of our youth if we want them to contribute meaningfully to nation-building.” He urged everyone to popularize the app through social media. The App is free of cost but will prove invaluable for our fitness.

The app that can be downloaded on both Andriod and IOS phones is available for free and can be used even on basic smartphones. The app allows the user to also check his or her fitness score and make fitness groups with family and friends so that fitness can become a fun, easy group activity.

The Fit India Movement was launched on 29th August 2019 by Prime Minister Narendra Modi with the vision of making India a Fit and Healthy Nation. The key message is Fitness is easy, fun and free, and can be practiced anywhere. One year later, on the occasion of the 1st Anniversary of the Fit India movement, Prime Minister launched ‘The Age-appropriate fitness protocols for three age groups (1) 5-18 years (2) 18-65 Years and (3) 65+ Years’ developed by an expert committee and endorsed by World Health Organization (WHO). Prime Minister has also given a clarion call, i.e. a fit mantra for the people of the country – Fitness Ki Dose, Aadha Ghanta Roz.

The Minister of State for Finance and Corporate Affairs, Shri Anurag Singh Thakur launching the Fit India Mobile Application, on the occasion of the “National Sports Day”, at Major Dhyan Chand National Stadium, in New Delhi on August 29, 2021.

The unique feature of the Fit India App is to empower each individual to check his/her fitness score based on a set of age-specific fitness tests and get specific recommendations on how to improve their fitness level through physical activities including yoga protocols. Animated Videos have been provided to make individuals understand the procedure for conducting the fitness tests themselves. These features are based on the Age-appropriate fitness protocols launched by Prime Minister.The “Fitness Protocol” feature allows the user from different age groups to do various exercises which help them in being able to keep up with basic fitness levels. The protocol covers exercises that are universally followed and duly ratified by health experts.

Secretary, Sports Ravi Mittal and Secretary, Youth Affairs, Usha Sharma were also present on the occasion. Before the launch of the Fit India App Launch event, Anurag Thakur first paid floral tributes to the magician of hockey, Major Dhyan Chand at Major Dhyan Chand National Stadium. Nisith Pramanik also paid respect.

The Fit India App is free and available in English & Hindi on both the Android and the iOS platforms and has been developed keeping in mind that it works even on basic smartphones.

Congratulating everyone on the second anniversary of the Fit India Movement as well as on National Sports Day, the Minister said, “the Fit India Mobile App brings ease of checking ones fitness levels right into the palm of every Indian. It has some unique features like ‘fitness score’, animated videos, activity trackers and ‘my plan’ catering to individual specific needs.”

He further said, “last year Prime Minister Narendra Modi had launched age-appropriate fitness protocols, these protocols are certified by WHO and have been made keeping in mind international standards. Sh Narendra Modi has also given a fitness mantra for the people of the country – FITNESS KI DOSE, AADHA GHANTA ROZ”.

Additional features

Everyone has different food, activity and hydration need based on their age, gender, current lifestyle and body composition. The “My Plan” feature of Fit India Mobile App lets every Individual to define their current lifestyle – time spent on physical activity, water intake, sleep hours, current weight and targeted weight  – to get a customized food plan, lifestyle changes for them to achieve his/her goals. The Fit India App recommends Indian Food Plan, No. of Glasses of Water and no. of hours of Sleep. The “Activity Tracker” feature of the application helps Individuals to keep track of their daily activity levels. The real-time Step Tracker helps Individuals to track their daily steps and encourages them to set higher goals for themselves. The App lets individuals also track their daily Water Intake, Calorie Intake and Sleep Hours. Individuals can set hourly reminders and track their progress of Fitness Scores and Daily Activity over a period of time, share their fitness and activity data with others to motivate more people to take up fitness and lifestyle changes. The App also provides opportunities for Individuals, Schools, Groups and Organisations to participate in various Fit India Events, Certification Programs, etc. People can share their fitness success stories using this platform.

The honourable Minister also interacted virtually with Hockey Captain Manpreet Singh, Pilot Anny Divya and a student and a housewife as they demonstrated various fitness activities and spoke about the utility of the App. During virtual interaction, Manpreet Singh, the Indian hockey team captain appreciated the easy-to-use features of the app and its utility to monitor health parameters. Captain Anny Divya, who is a pilot, highlighted the importance of monitoring water intake and sleep during her busy work schedule with the help of the app. She also performed modified pushups which help in upper body strength. The exercise is available on the app and everyone can have their score on the app.


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