Union Minister for Youth Affairs and Sports and Olympic medalist Rajyavardhan Singh Rathore recently took to Twitter to initiate a fitness challenge for India.
He shared a video where he can be seen doing push-ups without any pause and urging everyone to share a video of their fitness mantra.
#HumFitTohIndiaFit 🇮🇳🏆Post pictures and videos of how you keep yourself fit and send a #FitnessChallenge to your friends on social media. Here’s my video 😀and I challenge @iHrithik, @imVkohli & @NSaina to join in🥊 pic.twitter.com/pYhRY1lNEm— Rajyavardhan Rathore (@Ra_THORe) May 22, 2018
Soon after, Twitterati joined in the #FitnessChallenge.
Hrithik Roshan cycled to work and posted his video.
This initiative makes me so proud ! Bravo @Ra_THORe #HumFitTohIndiaFit #FitnessChallenge this is how I commute to my office everyday. sitting static in a car is such a waste. Walk, cycle, jog, feel the earth, feel India 🇮🇳 get FIT! pic.twitter.com/twoI1vna9c— Hrithik Roshan (@iHrithik) May 22, 2018
None other than the inspirational cricket icon, Mithali Raj too accepted the challenge.
If you want to look like an Athlete, then train like an Athlete. Thank you @PTUshaOfficial @deepikapadukone for the #FitnessChallenge.🏃🏼♀Let’s do this. I I would like to challenge @MangteC @sachin_rt @priyankachopra @MissNicollet #HumFitTohIndiaFit pic.twitter.com/KSo0tEsM9e— Mithali Raj (@M_Raj03) May 24, 2018
Next in the line were PV Sindhu and Saina Nehwal.
Thank u @NSaina for the challenge #HumFitTohIndiaFit Post pictures and videos of how you keep yourself fit and send a #FitnessChallenge to your friends on social media . Here’s my video and I challenge @deepikapadukone @AkhilAkkineni8 @joshnachinappa pic.twitter.com/AscsZxqklp— Pvsindhu (@Pvsindhu1) May 23, 2018
Thank u so much @Ra_THORe sir for challenging me 😁..#HumFitTohIndiaFit 🇮🇳🏆Post pictures and videos of how you keep yourself fit and send a #FitnessChallenge to your friends on social media. Here’s my video 😀and I challenge @RanaDaggubati @Pvsindhu1 and @GautamGambhir 👍👍 pic.twitter.com/XEaJ9tPj2W— Saina Nehwal (@NSaina) May 22, 2018
This fitness challenge involved the actors, sports persons, politicians and common Indians alike and Twitter is flooded with videos and challenges.
Fabulous campaign by Sports Minister @Ra_THORe on #HumFitTohIndiaFit I accept #FitnessChallenge of @jayantsinha🙏 Here’s my video & I challenge SMART CM @PemaKhanduBJP SUPERSTAR ACTOR @BeingSalmanKhan SUPERFIT ACTOR @saumyatandon pic.twitter.com/QnWpBpYCl9— Kiren Rijiju (@KirenRijiju) May 23, 2018
Tareeke anek par maksad sirf ek #HumFitTohIndiaFit – great initiative by @Ra_THORe sir 🙌 thank you @iHrithik sir, i’d like to nominate @sonamakapoor, @karanjohar and @FarOutAkhtar to take the #FitnessChallenge forward. pic.twitter.com/1tdAaVEBQE— Tiger Shroff (@iTIGERSHROFF) May 23, 2018
Nobody challenged me but I’m here being active 😝😝#HumFitTohIndiaFit 🇮🇳🏆Post pictures and videos of how you keep yourself fit and send a #FitnessChallenge to your friends on social media. I challenge @olympicdeva @PankajAdvani247 @BishanBedi @M_Raj03 pic.twitter.com/mk9OBC52ZK— P.T. Usha (@PTUshaOfficial) May 23, 2018
Morning ritual to do plank on TRX for strengthening core n overall stamina. Could be a small beginning for anyone to get fit #HumFitTohIndiaFit . Thanks for the #FitnessChallenge @KirenRijiju . Leaders like you are a huge inspiration. 👏 pic.twitter.com/qRYscZxYbA— Saumya Tandon (@saumyatandon) May 24, 2018
#HumFitTohIndiaFit 🇮🇳🏆Inspired by my leader @narendramodi ji & colleague @Ra_THORe ji, I’m posting my video. Thanks @PratyushKanth for stringing me in. I challenge @nitin_gadkari@myogiadityanath and @sarbanandsonwal to accept the #FitnessChallenge pic.twitter.com/QQk954dlKW— Dr. Harsh Vardhan (@drharshvardhan) May 23, 2018
#HumFitTohIndiaFit 🇮🇳Inspired by @narendramodi ji and @Ra_THORe ji .I am posting my video for taking up the #FitnessChallenge .#Fitness for me is about building core strength and having a focused mind.and I challenge 😀 @poonam_mahajan ji @ianuragthakur ji n @TajinderBagga pic.twitter.com/EILA0pgY3P— NITIKA SHARMA (@Nitikasharmabjp) May 23, 2018
Then there was someone who dared to challenge PM Modi himself.
Virat Kohli accepted the challenge and posted a video of him doing butt planks. He challenged his wife and actor Anushka Sharma, PM Modi and former Indian captain Mahendra Singh Dhoni.
I have accepted the #FitnessChallenge by @ra_THORe sir. Now I would like to challenge my wife @AnushkaSharma , our PM @narendramodi ji and @msdhoni Bhai for the same. 😀 #HumFitTohIndiaFit #ComeOutAndPlay pic.twitter.com/e9BAToE6bg— Virat Kohli (@imVkohli) May 23, 2018
I accept your challenge @imVKohli. Here’s my video for the #HumFitTohIndiaFit #FitnessChallenge. I’d like to nominate my friends, @DipikaPallikal and @Varun_dvn Great initiative @Ra_THORe sir! #ComeOutAndPlay pic.twitter.com/SmdmkArT6U— Anushka Sharma (@AnushkaSharma) May 24, 2018
PM Modi accepted his challenge and we might soon see his video on Twitter.
The Fit India movement was initiated by Prime Minister Modi in March, which has been gaining momentum since then.