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State Level Function On FIT INDIA MOVEMENT Organized on National Sports Day: Administrator Meets Officials make Chandigarh Fit and Healthy

State Level Function On FIT INDIA MOVEMENT Organized on National Sports Day: Administrator Meets Officials make Chandigarh Fit and Healthy


Chandigarh, 29th August 2019:  On the National Sports Day, the official launch of “FIT INDIA MOVEMENT” was made today by Hon’ble Prime Minister of India, Sh. Narendra Modi. Ministry of Youth Affairs and Sports is the nodal ministry for this campaign. In this connection, state level function was organised by the Education & Sports Department of Chandigarh at Tagore Theatre, Sector 18, Chandigarh. Hon’ble Governor of Punjab & Administrator UT, Chandigarh, Shri V.P.Singh Badnore was the Chief Guest at the occasion. 


A live telecast of launching of Fit India Movement by Hon’ble Prime Minister of India Shri Narendra Modi was observed by students of schools, sportspersons and others officials at different locations of Chandigarh. Following the footsteps of Hon’ble Prime Minister, theFIT India Movement was launched in a huge way in all the 121 Govt. & Aided Schools, 74 Private Schools and 16 Colleges. The Sports enthusiasts and students of various educational institutions also took pledge to incorporate “FIT INDIA MOVEMENT” in their daily lifestyle. 


During the state level function, Hon’ble Governor felicitated top ranking Sports Persons as well as school students of Chandigarh. This event was made more enthusiastic and lively with gymnastic performance by students of GMHS-43 Chandigarh. 


To promote the culture of sports and to provide resorces for a fit and healthy Chandigarh, the Administrator held a meeting in the presence of Adviser to the Administrator with senior officials of Administration. 


He emphasized  on physical  fitness including Physical, Sports  and Yoga activities  as well as wellness  of citizens of  Chandigarh . He also stressed that the Yoga schedule of 20 minutes may be included  during morning assembly of all schools.


During the meeting, Secretary Education explained that one compulsory period of physical education will be started for all students. Beyond this, 125 physical education teachers of Govt. schools will be imparted training under refresher course for Yoga so that they can impart yoga training to all the students.


Secretary Sports further elaborated that all the sports complexes of the department will be available for students and general public of Chandigarh.  A Women festival for women upto the age group of 35 years will be organised to augment general health and well being of all the women. An indigenous rural sports tournament in context of Fit India Movement will be also organised by the Sports Department.


To ensure the success of this campaign in the City Beautiful and to promote healthy lifestyle, the Municipal Corporation will install more open air Gyms in its parks so that citizens can utilize these for daily exercise. Similarly emphasis will be laid on promotion of Yoga in parks and at Sukhna lake in coordination with the local NGOs and Associations. 


The Administrator has also directed Education and Sports Department to encourage Sports aming schools students and to open sports complexes with high end sports facilities nearby all schools  of the city which can be utilized by students during school hours. 


The massive campaign will also also include cyclothons and marathons to promote fitness among residents of Chandigarh. It has been decided that Chandigarh Police will start a campaign for making the police personal more fit so that they can perform their duties in a befitting manner. 


Education Department has ensured that a fitness competition will be organized at different schools and awards will be given under the “best school in fitness category”. Administration also plans to arrange physical and mental wellness modules for Senior Citizens and in all Special Homes under the Department of Social Welfare, Chandigarh. 


Counting the impressive contribution of various Sport Associations in promotion of Sports in Chandigarh, it has been decided that all Sports Association will organise a special drive for promotion of sports and creating awareness among the residents of Chandigarh.