Virat Kohli shared a fitness challenge post on Wednesday, tagging Prime Minister Narendra Modi, along with wife Anushka Sharma and former Indian cricket captain MS Dhoni. As an early morning surprise to all, PM Modi tweeted his response to Kohli’s tweet on Thursday morning accepting the fitness challenge. The campaign was started by Information and Broadcasting Minister Rajyavardhan Singh Rathore this Tuesday.
Mr Rathore, an Olympic medalist, started the fitness challenge #HumFitTohIndiaFit tweeting a video of himself doing push-ups and urging people to post pictures and videos of their ‘fitness mantra’ and also tag friends in the same. He tagged Virat Kohli, badminton champion Saina Nehwal and actor Hrithik Roshan for the challenge. Virat accepted the challenge and posted a video of himself doing 20 spider planks.
#HumFitTohIndiaFit 🇮🇳🏆— Rajyavardhan Rathore (@Ra_THORe) May 22, 2018
Post pictures and videos of how you keep yourself fit and send a #FitnessChallenge to your friends on social media. Here's my video 😀and I challenge @iHrithik, @imVkohli & @NSaina to join in🥊 pic.twitter.com/pYhRY1lNEm
I have accepted the #FitnessChallenge by @ra_THORe sir. Now I would like to challenge my wife @AnushkaSharma , our PM @narendramodi ji and @msdhoni Bhai for the same. 😀 #HumFitTohIndiaFit #ComeOutAndPlay pic.twitter.com/e9BAToE6bg— Virat Kohli (@imVkohli) May 23, 2018
Actor Hrithik Roshan posted a video of him riding a bicycle, emphasizing on the fact that taking cars to work is just a waste.
This initiative makes me so proud ! Bravo @Ra_THORe #HumFitTohIndiaFit #FitnessChallenge this is how I commute to my office everyday. sitting static in a car is such a waste. Walk, cycle, jog, feel the earth, feel India 🇮🇳 get FIT! pic.twitter.com/twoI1vna9c— Hrithik Roshan (@iHrithik) May 22, 2018
Tennis champion Sania Mirza also took to Twitter to praise the challenge.
Union Minister Kiren Rijiju also shared a video of him taking forward the campaign and challenged actor Salman Khan, Arunachal Pradesh Chief Minister Pema Khandu and TV actress Saumya Tandon.
PM Modi had initiated the Fit India Movement in March. He even spoke about the movement in his Mann Ki Baat radio talk in April and released a 3D-animated video of himself depicting the 'Trikonasana' posture."Last month, I had urged people to participate in the Fit India Movement. I am glad with the overwhelming support for the movement. Many people have written to me about fitness, their experiences and what they do. I want to urge everyone to exercise for a healthy lifestyle," he had said on the monthly programme.