The Hush Post: There’s an important message coming in from the Union Sports Minister Rajyavardhan Singh Rathore as he drops to the floor at his office and does push-ups while talking without a pause. In a video posted on Twitter, the Union Minister for Youth Affairs and Sports, an Olympic medalist and an ex-Armyman, posted a video doing 10 push-ups – without puffing or grunting – dressed in his work clothes, as part of the #HumFitTohIndiaFit campaign.
He urged everyone to shoot a video of their “fitness mantra” and share it. Rathore also challenged cricketer Virat Kohli, actor Hrithik Roshan and badminton player Saina Nehwal to join in.
Taking cue from Prime Minister Narendra Modi whose love for yoga compliment his long hours at work, the minister called PM Modi an inspiration praising his ability to juggle a hectic schedule “effortlessly”.
Earlier this year, Rathore, who recently took charge of the Information and Broadcasting Ministry, had also monitored the launch of the Khelo India School Games that will promote sports among students across schools. The programme provides a scholarship of Rs 5 lakh each year to 1,000 athletes for a period of eight years.