After successfully launching Khelo India in January this year, Prime Minister Narendra Modi is still keen on encouraging young India to remain vigorous and physically fit.
However, the man behind Khelo India, Minister of Youth and Sports Rajyavardhan Singh Rathore, started an online fitness trend by posting a video and challenging other social media users to join in.
The challenge received an overwhelming response on Twitter and other celebrities who had accepted the #FitnessChallenge.
Rajyavardhan Singh posted his video by showing perfect push-ups and challenged Hrithik Roshan, Virat Kohli and Sania Nehwal to do the same.
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
Virat Kohli accepted the challenge and threw the challenge to his wife Anushka Sharma, Prime Minister Modi and MS 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
Anushka Sharma responded to the challenge thrown by husband Virat Kohli with her own video and tossed challenge on Varun Dhawan and Deepika Palikal.
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
Prime Minister Narendra Modi accepted the challenge from Virat Kohli. “Challenge accepted!” He tweeted: “I will be sharing my #FitnessChallange Video soon,” he added.
— Narendra Modi (@narendramodi) May 24, 2018
Hrithik Roshan also responded to the challenge thrown by Rajyavardhan Singh by cycling on busy Mumbai street.
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
Many other celebrities and political bigwigs had accepted the challenge and tossed the same on others. Some of them have challenged Salman Khan as well but he seems busy with his trending song ‘Selfish’ and is yet to accept the challenge.
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
Inspired by @narendramodi ji and @Ra_THORe ji kindly Post videos of how you keep yourself fit and send a #FitnessChallenge to your friends on social media. Here's my video ?and I challenge @SrBachchan , @iamsrk & @BeingSalmanKhan to join in? pic.twitter.com/hMqQbdekk6
— Manoj Tiwari (@ManojTiwariMP) May 22, 2018
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
— Mary Kom (@MangteC) May 22, 2018