- Prime Minister Modi accepted Virat Kohli's fitness challenge
- Earlier Virat Kohli posted a video of himself doing 20 spider planks
- Fit India movement was initiated by Prime Minister Modi in March
Last evening, the cricket captain posted a video doing 20 spider planks and carrying on the challenge by tagging three others.
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#ComeOutAndPlaypic.twitter.com/e9BAToE6bg- Virat Kohli (@imVkohli) May 23, 2018
The original challenge:
Hrithik Roshan replied to Rajyavardhan Rathore with a video of him riding a bicycle and said that this was how he travelled to work every day. "This initiative makes me so proud! Bravo. #HumFitTohIndiaFit #FitnessChallenge this is how I commute to my office every day. Sitting static in a car is such a waste. Walk, cycle, jog, feel the earth, feel India get FIT!" tweeted Hrithik.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- Rajyavardhan Rathore (@Ra_THORe) May 22, 2018
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
The campaign earned praise from tennis champion Sania Mirza, who tweeted, "When was the last time we saw a Minister do this??? Coolest leading by example .. congratulations on this #FitnessChallenge Sir.. here's to a brighter and healthier India .."
Union Minister Kiren Rijiju also shared a video of himself doing exercise in his office. He challenged actor Salman Khan, Arunachal Pradesh Chief Minister Pema Khandu and TV actress Saumya Tandon.
Fabulous campaign by Sports Minister @Ra_THORe on #HumFitTohIndiaFit I accept #FitnessChallenge of @jayantsinha Here's my video & I challenge- Kiren Rijiju (@KirenRijiju) May 23, 2018
SMART CM @PemaKhanduBJP
SUPERSTAR ACTOR @BeingSalmanKhan
SUPERFIT ACTOR @saumyatandonpic.twitter.com/QnWpBpYCl9
PM Modi is known for his love for yoga and his government has, in the past four years, pulled out all the stops to celebrate International Yoga Day on June 21.
The NaMo app has many 3D videos of the Prime Minister doing yoga asanas.
The Fit India movement was initiated by PM Modi in March. He even talked about the movement in his Mann Ki Baat radio talk in April and released a 3D-animated video of himself depicting the 'Trikonasana' posture.