Modi releases fitness video after Virat’s challenge
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.