Modi releases fitness video af­ter Virat’s chal­lenge

The Hitavada - - PASTIME -

PRIME Min­is­ter Naren­dra Modi on Wed­nes­day posted his fitness video on Twit­ter which shows him med­i­tat­ing, walking on a track in­spired by five el­e­ments of na­ture, and do­ing yoga ex­er­cises.

He also passed on the fitness chal­lenge to Karnataka Chief Min­is­ter H D Ku­maraswamy, ta­ble ten­nis player Manika Ba­tra and IPS of­fi­cers, es­pe­cially those above 40 years of age.

The Prime Min­is­ter’s one­and-a-half minute video comes nearly a month af­ter he ac­cepted the fitness chal­lenge thrown by Indian cricket team skip­per Virat Kohli.

Modi had then replied on Twit­ter that he will soon up­load his fitness video.

“Chal­lenge ac­cepted, Virat! I will be shar­ing my own #Fit­ness­Chal­lenge video soon,” the PM had writ­ten in May in re­ply to Kohli’s chal­lenge. While post­ing the video on Wed­nes­day morn­ing, Modi said, “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.”

Wear­ing a black jog­ging dress, Modi is seen walking on a track cre­ated around a tree, do­ing stretch­ing ex­er­cise and sit­ting on a rock for med­i­ta­tion.

He is also seen bal­anc­ing him­self while walking on a nar­row, cir­cu­lar track.

Mean­while, Karnataka Chief Min­is­ter H D Ku­maraswamy re­sponded to Prime Min­is­ter Naren­dra Modi’s fitness chal­lenge say­ing that yoga and tread­mill were a part of his daily work­out but he was more con­cerned about the “de­vel­op­ment fitness” of his state.

“Dear Naren­dra Modiji, I am hon­oured and thank you very much for the con­cern about my health. I be­lieve phys­i­cal fitness is im­por­tant for all and sup­port the cause. Yoga-tread­mill are part of my daily work­out regime. Yet, I am more con­cerned about de­vel­op­ment fitness of my State and seek your sup­port for it,” Ku­maraswamy tweeted in re­sponse.


Video grab im­ages show Prime Min­is­ter Naren­dra Modi do­ing yoga ex­er­cises. Prime Min­is­ter re­leased the fitness video as the world is set to ob­serve the 4th In­ter­na­tional Day of Yoga on June 21.

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