FIT INDIA MOVEMENT
Context: In the case of Fit India Movement, the Government is playing the role of a catalyst so that Fit India become a people’s movement.
WHAT IS FIT INDIA MOVEMENT? Fit India is basically a people centric movement launched by PM Modi in August 2019 which is to be run on a voluntary basis with participation of as many citizens as possible. OBJECTIVE: To create awareness amongst all the citizens of India about fitness and its importance in daily life through sports, yogasan, walking, cycling, dancing or any other physical activity. WHAT IS GOVERNMENT’S ROLE IN PROMOTION OF FIT INDIA MOVEMENT? Generally, traditional rural and indigenous games exist in informal setup and do not have adequate leaders for their represent. Government’s emphasis on promotion of rural and indigenous games has encouraged leadership and formalization of the same. These are few of the initiatives that have been taken by the Government to promote the traditional rural and indigenous games in the country:
- Mallakhamb, Kalaripayattu, Gatka and Thang-Ta are being supported under the vertical of ‘Promotion of Rural and Indigenous/Tribal Games’ under the Khelo India Scheme.
- Total amount of Rs.10.85 crore have been sanctioned for the year 2019-20 for infrastructure development, equipment support, appointment of coaches, training of coaches and scholarships.
- Out of 335 Medal Winners of Indigenous Games, 247 recommended athletes by the 04 NSFs are receiving scholarships amounting to Rs.10,000/- per month per athlete.
- Kho-Kho and Kabaddi disciplines were included in Khelo India Youth Games 2020 held at Guwahati. Kabaddi discipline has been included in the first edition of Khelo India University Games being held in Bhubaneshwar from February 22nd to 1st March, 2020.
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