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Fit India Movement 

Topics covered:

Issues relating to development and management of Social Sector/Services relating to Health, Education, Human Resources.

 

Fit India Movement 

 

What to study?

For Prelims: Key features of the movement, About NSD and the awards.

For Mains: Significance and the need for maintaining fitness.

 

Context: Prime Minister launches nation-wide Fit India Movement on the occasion of National Sports Day.

 

What is Fit India Movement?

Envisioned by the Prime Minister, the nation-wide Fit India Movement aims to motivate every Indian to incorporate simple, easy ways of staying fit in their everyday life.

Significance: The initiative is the need of the hour and it will lead the country towards a healthy future.

 

National Sports Day:

It is celebrated on 29 August, on the birth anniversary of hockey legend Major Dhyan Chand.

On this Day, President confers the National Sports Awards, National Adventure Awards, Arjuna Award, Khel Ratna, Dronacharya Award and Dhyanchand Award to recognise the exceptional achievements of Indian sportspersons.

 

Sources: pib.