Union Sports Minister Kiren Rijiju launches second edition of Fit India School Week
The virtual event was conducted with the aim to encourage kids to inculcate physical activity and sports in their daily routine as school is the first place where habits are formed.
New Delhi: Union Sports Minister Kiren Rijiju on Wednesday launched the second edition of “Fit India School Week” programme. The virtual event was conducted with the aim to encourage kids to inculcate physical activity and sports in their daily routine as school is the first place where habits are formed.
During the launch ceremony, Rijiju spoke about the importance of fitness in school life and said “students are the driving force behind making India fit and I am happy to see that so many schools have registered for Fit India School Week and the numbers are increasing day by day. This helps in achieving our target to make every Indian fit as the energy for it is generated from these schools itself.”
The aforesaid programme was launched in the presence of Fit India Mission Director Ekta Vishnoi, CBSE chairman Manoj Ahuja, CISCE chairman Dr. G. Immanuel, Dr. Abdul Jaleel Marthya, principal, MP International School, Kasaragod, Neeraj Singh, HOD PE & Sports, Jaypee Public School, Greater Noida and students Prakriti Adarsh of Jaypee Public School, Greater Noida and Yasir Ameer Ali of MP International School, Kasaragod and was hosted by sports anchor Manish Batavia.
The Fit India School week program was launched in November last year and saw participation from over 15,000 schools across the country.