Prime Minister Narendra Modi today posted his fitness video on Twitter which shows him meditating, walking on a track inspired by five elements of nature, and doing yoga exercises.
He also passed on the fitness challenge to Karnataka Chief Minister H D Kumaraswamy, table tennis player Manika Batra and IPS officers, especially those above 40 years of age.
The prime minister’s one-and-a-half minute video comes nearly a month after he accepted the fitness challenge thrown by Indian cricket team skipper Virat Kohli. Modi had then replied on Twitter that he will soon upload his fitness video. “Challenge accepted, Virat! I will be sharing my own #FitnessChallenge video soon,” the PM had written in May in reply to Kohli’s challenge.
While posting the video this morning, Modi said, “Apart from Yoga, I walk on a track inspired by the Panchtatvas or 5 elements of nature – Prithvi, Jal, Agni, Vayu, Aakash. This is extremely refreshing and rejuvenating. I also.”
Wearing a black jogging dress, Modi is seen walking on a track created around a tree, doing stretching exercise and sitting on a rock for meditation. He is also seen balancing himself while walking on a narrow, circular track.
Minister of State for Youth Affairs and Sports, Rajyavardan Rathore thanked the Prime Minister for participating in the fitness challenge. In a tweet, he also thanked Prime Minister for “reiterating the importance of a healthy mind in a healthy body.”
In a tweet, Kumaraswamy said he supported the important cause of physical fitness. He added that that he more concerned about development of his state and sought the prime minister’s support for it.