Union Minister for Youth Affairs and Sports Anurag Singh Thakur launched the Fit India mobile application on August 29 to mark the second anniversary of the Fit India Movement and as part of Azadi ka Amrit Mahotsav. It is also the National Sports Day celebrated on the occasion of the birth anniversary of hockey legend Major Dhyan Chand.
What is the Fit India app?
Fit India is a free application that acts as a personal trainer and guides a person’s fitness. It includes animated videos, activity trackers (such as sleep, calorie intake, steps), fitness core, and my plans feature helping people achieve their fitness-related requirements.
It is available in English and Hindi languages on Android and iOS platforms. It offers opportunities for Individuals, Schools, Groups and Organisations to participate in several Fit India Events, Certification Programs, etc. In addition, people can share their fitness success journey using this platform.
The “Fitness Protocol ” feature enables users from varied age groups to perform various exercises that assist them in maintaining basic fitness levels. The protocol comprises exercises that are implemented and duly ratified by health experts globally.
The Launch of the Fit India Application
Thakur urged people, especially sportspersons, to use the application for enhancing their fitness levels as anyone can test and oversee their performance. It is a tribute to Major Dhyan Chand, a legend for the country’s sportspersons said the minister.
The programme was held at Major Dhyan Chand National Stadium in New Delhi, which also saw Minister of State, Ministry of Youth Affairs and Sports Shri Nisith Pramanik, Secretary, Sports Shri Ravi Mittal and Secretary, Youth Affairs, Smt Usha Sharma, Sports Authority of India Director General Sandeep Pradhan participate in the event.
The bronze medal-winning Tokyo Olympics hockey team captain Manpreet Singh also attended the event virtually. According to the news agency PTI, he said, “This app is very helpful and easy to use. I am already using it and I hope it will help me in improving my fitness more. We don’t give enough importance to fitness. What we need to devote is just half an hour of our time in a day to fitness.”
The Fit India Movement Background
PM Narendra Modi launched the Fit India Movement on 29th August 2019 with an aim to make fitness the core part of the lives of every Indian. The Sports Minister stated, “last year Prime Minister Narendra Modi had launched age-appropriate fitness protocols, these protocols are certified by WHO and have been made keeping in mind international standards. Sh Narendra Modi has also given a fitness mantra for the people of the country – FITNESS KI DOSE, AADHA GHANTA ROZ.”
How to download the Fit India Application?
It is easy for anyone to download the application. As per the central government, it is created considering the usage of smartphones.
- Visit the Google Play Store or Apple App Store and search for the Fit India application.
- Download the application and begin your fitness journey.