The University Grant Commission (UGC) on Friday 23rd August 23, 2019 released a letter informing that Prime Minister Narendra Modi would be launching Fit India Movement on August 29, 2019, from Indira Gandhi Indoor Stadium at New Delhi.
‘Fit India‘ will provides a unique and exciting opportunity to work towards a healthier India and this movement will take the nation forward on the path of fitness and wellness.
Higher Education Institutions are invited to participate
All the Higher Educational Institutions (HEIs), universities and affiliated colleges are invited to be a part of this movement and can make well-meaning efforts for the health and well-being of their students, teachers, staff and officials to achieve physical fitness, mental strength, and emotional equanimity.
The Vice-Chancellors of universities and principals of respected affiliated colleges are requested to prepare and publicise the fitness action plan made by them on their websites and notice boards within a month and upload the same on UGC’s Fit India Movement Portal, which is being developed and its details will be shared soon.
There are strict instructions to institutions to upload the information regarding the number of students, teachers, staff and officials who have viewed the programme on August 29, 2019 along with photographs and videos on the University Activity Monitoring Portal of UGC (https://ugc.ac.in/uamp/) latest by 5:00 pm on August 29, 2019.
UGC has asked in a letter to the educational institutions to promote the Fit India Movement:
1. Universities and educational Institution are asked to make necessary arrangements for live viewing of the programme and encourage students, teachers, staff and officials to assemble on August 29, 2019, to view the live telecast on Doordarshan of the Launch of the Fit India Movement by PM and take the Fitness Pledge, which would be administered by the PM. Every person should attempt to walk 10,000 steps on August 29, 2019 and follow it up in his/her daily routine.
2. Short video clips of the activities in campus on August 29, 2019 may be made.
3. Prepare and implement an Institutional Fitness Plan, incorporating sport/exercise/physical activities for fitness into the daily routine for everybody to adopt and practice.