Topic: Government policies and interventions for development in various sectors and issues arising out of their design and implementation.
3) Discuss the key features of Fit India campaign, in your opinion to what extent can it help tackle rise in lifestyle disorders and diseases? elucidate. (250 words)
Why this question:
Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Thursday launched the “Fit India Movement”, highlighting the need to stay healthy amid rising instances of lifestyle disorders and non-communicable diseases (NCDs). The campaign was announced at an event organized to celebrate the National Sports Day.
Key demand of the question:
The question aims to bring out the significance of the newly launched fit india campaign.
Discuss – This is an all-encompassing directive – you have to debate on paper by going through the details of the issues concerned by examining each one of them. You have to give reasons for both for and against arguments.
Structure of the answer:
Discuss the importance of being fit and its impact on several other aspects of life.
First discuss that physical activity has reduced due to the advent of technology, leading to disorders such as cardiovascular diseases, stroke, cancer, diabetes and obesity.
The World Health Organization (WHO), too, blames unhealthy diet and lack of physical activity for increasing instances of high blood pressure, increase in blood glucose, elevated blood lipids and obesity.
Then discuss the idea of fit India – It aims to encourage Indians to include fitness activities and sports in their daily lives to pave way for a healthy and fit lifestyle.
Explain in what way root cause of most lifestyle diseases are lifestyle disorders and there are many diseases that can be overcome by making small changes in our lifestyle.
Conclude with significance of such a campaign and in what way it will have long term impact on the growth and development of the country.