Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Wednesday posted video of his morning exercise and yoga urging general public to follow a fitness regime. Posted on Twitter, Modi is seen meditating, walking on a track inspired by five elements of nature, and doing yoga exercises in a 1 minute, 48 second video.
While posting the video, he 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.”
The Prime Minister’s video came nearly a month after he accepted the fitness challenge thrown by Indian cricket team skipper Virat Kohli.
However, he also passed on the fitness challenge to Karnataka Chief Minister HD Kumaraswamy, table tennis player Manika Batra and IPS officers, especially those above 40 years of age.
“I am delighted to nominate the following for the #FitnessChallenge: Karnataka’s CM Shri @hd_kumaraswamy. India’s pride and among the highest medal winners for India in the 2018 CWG, @manikabatra_TT. The entire fraternity of brave IPS officers, especially those above 40,” he tweeted.
Soon after, HD Kumaraswamy acknowledged Prime Minister Modi’s ‘Fitness Challenge’, seeking centre’s support for the state.
“Dear @narendramodi ji… I am honoured& thankU very much for d concern about my health
I believe physical fitness is imptnt for all & support d cause. Yoga-treadmill r part of my daily workout regime… Yet, I am more concerned about devlpment fitness of my state&seek ur support for it,” Kumaraswamy said tweeted on the official twitter handle @CMofKarnataka.
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 at his 7, Lok Kalyan Marg official residence.