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  • Prime Minister has launched a nation-wide Fit India Movement and urged people to become more aware of health and good life.
  • The movement was launched on the National Sports Day (Aug 29), the birth anniversary of hockey legend Major Dhyanchand.

About the Movement

  • It aims to encourage people to inculcate physical activity and sports in their everyday lives.
  • It is a “people’s movement” for promoting fitness.
  • Sports has a direct relation to fitness but ‘Fit India Movement’ aims to go beyond fitness.
  • A healthy Individual, a healthy family and a healthy society are the essentials to make New India a Fit India.

Need for the Movement

  • Success is related to fitness, success stories of icons from any field of life have a common thread — most of them are fit, have a focus on fitness and are fond of fitness.
  • Fitness is not just a word but an essential pillar to a healthy and prosperous life.
  • Technology had reduced people’s physical ability and robbed their daily fitness routines.
  • Today lifestyle diseases are on the rise in India affecting even the young.
  • Cases of diabetes and hypertension are on the rise and even common among children in India.
  • But small lifestyle changes can prevent these lifestyle diseases.
  • Fit India Movement is an effort to bring these small lifestyle changes.
[Source: PIB]

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