India’s Modi accepts Kohli’s ‘fitness challenge’, releases video of himself undertaking Yoga
13 Jun 2018, 12:56 | updated: 13 Jun 2018, 12:58
Less than a month after accepting Indian cricket captain Virat Kohli’s fitness challenge, Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Wednesday posted a video which shows him doing a number of exercises in the morning to ‘refresh and rejuvenate’ himself.
PM Modi, known to practice yoga regularly, is seen performing a number of asanas which appeared to vary in degrees of difficulty. Additionally, he also is seen practising breathing exercises which are known to improve the body’s zeenews.india.com.
Most interestingly though, 67-year-old PM Modi can be seen walking on a track which he said was inspired by the five elements of nature. ‘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,’ he wrote in a message accompanying the video.
I am delighted to nominate the following for the #FitnessChallenge:— Narendra Modi (@narendramodi) June 13, 2018
Karnataka’s CM Shri @hd_kumaraswamy.
India’s pride and among the highest medal winners for India in the 2018 CWG, @manikabatra_TT.
The entire fraternity of brave IPS officers, especially those above 40.
The video posted by PM Modi was him fulfilling his promise of showcasing his exercise regime. He had accepted the challenge thrown at him by Kohli who had also challenged his wife Anushka Sharma and fellow Team India cricketer MS Dhoni.
The government has been urging people at large to adopt a healthy lifestyle and do some form of exercise on a daily basis. Sports Minister Rajyavardhan Singh Rathore had initially challenged Kohli as part of #HumFitTohIndiaFit campaign. Since, many celebrities and public figures have posted photos and videos of them doing exercises - urging fellow citizens to become active as well.