August 25: Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Sunday said the government would launch the ‘Fit India’ movement on the National Sports Day which is observed on August 29 and to celebrate this year’s Gandhi Jayanti by freeing Mother India of plastic.
“we will launch ‘Fit India Movement’ in the country. I want to see you fit and make you fitness conscious. It will be an interesting campaign for all alike, women, children, young and old,” Modi said in Mann ki Baat, while promising to divulge more details on August 29.
The Prime Minister also said the country was preparing for a mega festival on October 2, the 150th birth anniversary of Mahatma Gandhi.
In his monthly radio broadcast ‘Mann ki Baat’, Modi said, “India is preparing for a mega festival and the world is talking about it- 2nd October, the 150th birth anniversary of Mahatma Gandhi. The spirit of service has been an inseparable part of Mahatma Gandhi’s life. “
In his monthly radio broadcast ‘Mann ki Baat’, Modi said: “When we celebrate Mahatma Gandhi’s 150th anniversary, we’ll not only be dedicating to him an open defecation free India but also kickstarting a mass movement for making India plastic free. I appeal to all to celebrate this year’s Gandhi Jayanti by freeing Mother India of plastic.”