Union Youth Affairs and Sports Minister Kiren Rijiju expressed happiness on Thursday over the launch of fit India Movement on the 114th birth anniversary of hockey legend Major Dhyan Chand.
While addressing a gathering at Indira Gandhi International sports stadium in New Delhi, Rijiju said, “We can make efforts to take this programme to new heights.
Every Indian should be mentally and physically fit in order to take the country forward.”
“This is the first time a fitness movement is being launched with the participation of all the individuals, i would like to thank all the people for this,” he said, while
The Union Youth Affairs and Sports Minister also announced that President Ram Nath Kovind will be conferring the National Sports Awards, National adventure Awards, Arjuna Award, Khel Ratna, Dronacharya Award and Dhyan Chand Award this evening to celebrate the achievements of the athletes.
National Sports Day is observed every year on the birth anniversary of the hockey legend Major Dhyan Chand.
Several fitness programmes are conducted across the country to spread awareness about the importance of sports and games in every individual lives.