Bookmark Kaumudi Online  Bookmark this site  Editor@Kaumudi  |  Marketing  Print Advt rates  |  Calendar 2018        Go!    
 
 
August 15, Wednesday 2018 2:35 AM       

       HEADLINES: Chemmanam Chacko passes away                                              Let contentious issues, extraneous debates not distract us: Prez's I-Day message to the nation                                              Erdogan says Turkey to 'boycott' US electronic goods                                              Kohli's plea to fans: Never give up on us                                              David Silva bids adieu to International football                                              13 players including Sanju Samsom served show-cause notice                                              Kaumudi Facebook
       INDIA Next Article: Jaitley takes jibe at Rahul; says wisdom can't be inherited  
       FitnessChallenge: Nominated by PM, Manika Batra urges all to stay fit
 
         Posted on :21:38:47 Jun 13, 2018
   
A A
       Last edited on:21:38:47 Jun 13, 2018
         Tags: FitnessChallenge, Nominated PM, Manika Batra
 

Pune (Maharashtra): Indian table tennis star Manika Batra has expressed her gratitude after being nominated by Prime Minister Narendra Modi for fitness challenge 'HumFitTohIndiaFit'.

Earlier in the day, Prime Minister Modi took to his Twitter handle and nominated Batra, Karnataka Chief Minister H.D. Kumaraswamy and entire fraternity of brave IPS officers, especially those above 40 years, to take up the trending fitness challenge.

Elated over being nominated by the Prime Minister, Batra told ANI that very few people get a chance to be nominated by the former and, therefore, she is looking forward to perform a good fitness challenge.

"I am very happy that Prime Minister Narendra Modi has nominated me for the Fitness Challenge. I am very glad that he thinks I am very fit. Very few people get a chance of being nominated by Prime Minister. I am feeling very excited. I will try to perform a good fitness challenge," the table tennis star said.

The 22-year-old further hailed the initiative and urged the nation to engage in fitness activities.
"It is a very good thing that they had started. Not only sports persons but everyone one must follow a fitness routine," he said.
Batra participated in this year's Commonwealth Games (CWG) in Australia's Gold Coast, where she led the Indian women's table tennis team to win a gold medal for the first time in any CWG event.

She also won a gold in women's doubles, silver in women's doubles and bronze in mixed doubles.
The #FitnessChallenge was started by Minister of Youth Affairs and Sports Rajyavardhan Rathore on May 22, when he posted a video of him doing push-ups. In the same video, he threw a challenge at Indian skipper Virat Kohli, actor Hrithik Roshan, and badminton champ Saina Nehwal.

Talking about the same, Rathore said that there is a lot of positivity in this campaign and that it is entirely non-political.
"PM always talks about fitness of the youth so that they can take our country forward. There are a few Prime Ministers who would share such videos. There's positivity in this campaign and it's non-political," he said.

The Prime Minister had earlier today also shared a video on his Twitter handle, wherein he could be seen practicing yoga, walking and breathing exercises.
"Here are moments from my morning exercises. 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 practice breathing exercises. #HumFitTohIndiaFit (sic)," Prime Minister Modi wrote on the micro-blogging website.
On May 24, Prime Minister Modi accepted Indian cricket captain Virat Kohli's fitness challenge and said he will soon be sharing his own video.

A A
       INDIA
Next Article: Jaitley takes jibe at Rahul; says wisdom can't be inherited
 
 
INDIA HEADLINES
Let contentious issues, extraneous debates not distract us: Prez's I-Day message to the nation  
29 CISF personnel awarded President’s Police Medal  
Congress dares PM to dissolve Lok Sabha, hold early polls with states  
SC notice to Centre, Assam on PIL accusing armed forces, police of fake encounter  
Rupee plummets to historic low of 70.09 on Turkish lira collapse  
Markets close tomorrow for Independence Day  
Mamata lifts income ceiling for Kanyashree scheme  
BJP will win more seats in 2019 LS polls: Manoj Sinha  
Bihar govt announces aid for SC/ST civil services aspirants  
Simultaneous election right in theory but not possible now: Nitish Kumar  
Tributes paid to Karunanidhi at DMK meet  
Anti-Sikh riots: Delhi HC to hear victims' appeals against Sajjan Kumar  
Hajipur shelter home: DPO arrested  
Monsoon rains, floods claim 776 lives in seven states; highest 187 dead in Kerala  
Odisha alerts collectors amid forecast of heavy rainfall  
PM Narendra Modi is the biggest Ambedkarite: Paswan  
We can't take over legislative functions, says SC  
ICPA writes to Air India over grounding of aircrafts  
Bombay HC moved over Goa flag hoisting dispute  
Shah bats for 'one nation one election', writes to law commission  
JNU student leader Umar Khalid attacked in Delhi  
Family war begins in DMK  
Jayarajan’s oath taking ceremony on Tuesday, chief whip post for CPI  
Heavy rains: Schools closed in Shimla, Mandi  
Passports damaged in Kerala floods to be replaced free of cost: Swaraj  
 
Do you think there is pressure on police not to arrest Jalandhar bishop Fr Franco?
yes
 
no
 
no opinion
 
 
 
Home Kerala India World Business Sports Sci&Tech Education Automobile CityNews Movies Environment Letters 
© Copyright keralakaumudi Online 2011  |  Reproduction in whole or in part without written permission is prohibited.
Head Office Address: Kaumudi Buildings, Pettah P.O, Trivandrum - 695024, India.
Online queries talk to Deepu Sasidharan, + 91 98472 38959 or Email deepu[at]kaumudi.com
Customer Service -Advertisement Disclaimer Statement   |  Copyright Policy