Fitness Ka Dose Aadha Ghanta Roz Campaign
The Fitness Ka Dose Aadha Ghanta Roz Campaign was recently applauded by the World Health Organization. The campaign has been uploaded for its initiatives to promote physical activity. The campaign was launched as a part of the Fit India Movement. It was launched by the Union Minister of Youth affairs and Sports Kiren rijiju. The campaign lately gained support from celebrities in different fields including sports persons, doctors, Bollywood and fitness influencers. The campaign urges Indian citizens to follow 30 minutes of fitness every day.
Earlier the World Health Organisation had applauded the Arogya Setu application that was launched by the Government of India in its fight against covid-19.
Need for Fitness Ka Dose Aadha Ghanta Roz Campaign
The lifestyle diseases are increasing in India. The lifestyle syndromes include obesity, depression, cardiovascular diseases, diabetes, etc. More than 57 % population in key cities such as Chennai, Delhi and Hyderabad are overweight.
According to the Indian Council of Medical Research, the death due to non communicable diseases in India has increased from 37 % in 1990 to 61.8% in 2016.
The concept of Fitness Ka Dose Aadha Ghanta Roz Campaign was introduced by Narendra Modi during the Fit India Dialogue.
Fit India Dialogue
In September 2020, the Prime Minister Narendra Modi shared his thoughts at the Fit India Dialogue. It was a virtual event that was held to celebrate the first anniversary of Fit India Movement. Several celebrities participated in the dialogue including Cricketer Virat Kohli. During the dialogue the Prime Minister launched fit India age-appropriate fitness protocols.
Fit India Movement
It was launched by Prime Minister Narendra Modi on the occasion of National Sports day in 2019. It is a multi-ministerial initiative. It aims to bring about behavioural change by introducing fitness practices in daily lives of Indians.
National Sports day
Every year the National Sports day is celebrated on 29th August to honour the hockey player Major Dhyan Chand Singh. On National Sports Day, the President of India honours the eminent athletes by presenting awards such as Khel Ratna, Dronacharya Award, Arjun awards, Dhyan Chand Award.
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