'Fit India Movement': Government sets up 28-member panel
New Delhi: Ahead of the launch of 'Fit India Movement' by Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Thursday, the Central government has set up a committee comprising government officials, members of Indian Olympic Association (IOA), national sports federations, private bodies and fitness promoters.
The 28-member committee will be led by Sports Minister Kiren Rijiju. The committee also comprises of 12 members from the government — including secretaries of Sports, Secondary Education, Ayush, Youth Affairs among others. IOA president and heads of the seven national sports federations, including those of boxing, athletics, football and cycling, are also part of the committee.
The nation-wide campaign aims to encourage people to inculcate physical activities and sports in their everyday lives.
Representatives of private bodies, such as Confederation of Indian Industries,
Reliance Foundation, JSW Cement and JSW Paints, SE TransStadia Pvt. Ltd., Tata Trusts, ASSOCHAM, Federation of Indian Chambers of Commerce and Industry, along with actors Shilpa Shetty and Milind Soman are also part of the committee.