Kiren Rijiju Urges Indian to Stay Fit During Coronavirus Lockdown, Likes of Mary Kom and Bajrang Punia Show How


New Delhi: In a novel initiative to encourage people to remain fit during the 21 day lockdown period, the Sports Authority of India is promoting #FitIndiaMovement. Union Sports Minister Kiren Rijiju on his social media handles urged people to take up a rope skipping exercise at their homes, while urging participants to encourage others to do the same and build online unity while maintaining social distancing and beat the Coronavirus.

SAI is promoting #FitIndiaMovement during the 21-Day lockdown. I appeal everyone to take up this simple exercise of Skipping Rope (रस्सी कूदना) at home. You can share it too. let's unite online, while maintaining social distance.

रस्सी पकड़-भारत जोड़#IndiaFightsCorona

— Kiren Rijiju (@KirenRijiju) March 25, 2020

Major Indian athletes have taken up the endeavour, posting their videos on their social media handles and sending the larger message of beating the Coronavirus. Star Indian wrestler Bajrang Punia uploaded his video doing the rope skip and encouraged people to do spend 2-3 minutes doing the exercise which will also boost the Fit India Movement.

फिट रहने के लिए घर पर ही करें एक्सरसाइज! हमारे चैंपियन पहलवान @BajrangPunia को देखिए। रस्सी कूदना एक आसान अभ्यास है। वह 21 दिन की लॉक डाउन के दौरान घर में फिटनेस बनाए रखने के लिए सभी को प्रेरित कर रहे हैं। #21daylockdown #IndiaFightsCorona #FitIndiaMovement

— Kiren Rijiju (@KirenRijiju) March 25, 2020

Indian shooter Anjum Moudgil uploaded her video on Instagram and wrote that rope skipping helps build endurance, stamina and muscles with regular practice, which is something that can be done easily indoors and at home.

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When you are missing that long run outdoors , its better to Skip instead and stay at home . Urge you all to take it up as well especially during the time of this challenge when we fight together with Corona Rope skipping , helps build your endurance, stamina, muscles with regular practice / something that can be done easily indoors and at home. you may just start with #1 minute and increase gradually as per your capacity # Don’t skip to Rope Skip # SkipKarona # HumFitTohIndiaFit #stayfit #stayhome #olympics #staystrong #stayhealthy

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Boxing legend MC Mary Kom also uploaded her rope skipping video as did Amit Panghal, Jeremy Lalrinnunga, Mirabai Chanu and Jyothi Surekha Vennam.

Legendary boxer Mary Kom @MangteC is doing Rope Skipping at home and asking everyone to do it during 21-Day lockdown. Now, @TataSky fitness channel is also free for a month. Tune to Channel 110.#IndiaFightsCorona #FitIndiaMovement

— Kiren Rijiju (@KirenRijiju) March 25, 2020

Look at our India's future Olympic Star @raltejeremy who is doing Skipping Rope at home during the 21-day lockdown. Pls remain at home, be safe and maintain fitness. #FitIndiaMovement

— Kiren Rijiju (@KirenRijiju) March 25, 2020

Skipping rope challenge to keep fitness at home. #FitIndiaMovement #21daylockdown #StayHomeStaySafe #StayAtHomeSaveLives #IndiaFightCorona @BFI_official @AjaySingh_SG @KirenRijiju @Media_SAI @Simranjitboxer @MangteC @boxerpooja @boxerachaudhary @boxersanjeet91 @Boxernjhajhria

— Amit Panghal (@Boxerpanghal) March 25, 2020

Our very talented boxer @LovlinaBorgohai who had already qualified for #Tokyo2020 Olympics is very inspiring. Let's observe 21-day lockdown and maintain fitness and promote #FitIndiaMovement as #IndiaFightsCorona

— Kiren Rijiju (@KirenRijiju) March 25, 2020

Great @realmanubhaker👍

I'm also doing Rope Skipping and asking everyone to do it. #Fitindia fights Corona even when staying at home. To promote #FitIndiaMovement Tata Sky Fitness is free for a month. Tune to Channel 110. #IndiaFightsCorona

— Kiren Rijiju (@KirenRijiju) March 25, 2020

This is what everyone can do at home to stay fit during 21-Day lockdown. That's why our star shootar @apurvichandela is always fit both physically as well as mentally!

— Kiren Rijiju (@KirenRijiju) March 25, 2020

Well done @azharflicks 👏

During staying at home in a 21-day lockdown we should engage our family to stay healthy and fit. #Fitindia fights Corona even when staying at home. Tata Sky Fitness is free for a month to help India stay fit. Tune to Channel 110.

— Kiren Rijiju (@KirenRijiju) March 25, 2020

Hello friends, there is a lockdown from our government for a reason. Please don’t be selfish and venture out, you are not only putting your lives at risk but others too in the society 🙏🏻 @KirenRijiju @IndiaSports @Media_SAI @mygovindia @iosindiaoff #StayAtHomeSaveLives.

— Manika Batra (@manikabatra_TT) March 25, 2020

Everyone will be hugely inspired by such motivational regime set by @TheShilpaShetty during 21-Day lockdown to fight coronavirus!

— Kiren Rijiju (@KirenRijiju) March 25, 2020

When the fittest star of the Bollywood @TheShilpaShetty makes an appeal, we better listen to her and take care of our health & fitness! Let's observe 21-Day lockdown sincerely and maintain #FitIndiaMovement by doing simple Skipping Rope.#DontSkipRopeSkip #IndiaFightsCorona

— Kiren Rijiju (@KirenRijiju) March 25, 2020

How many people remember India's true superstar Anju Bobby George? She is India's first & only medalist in World Athletics Championship, long jump bronze medal in 2003 at Paris! Here @anjubobbygeorg1 is maintaining her fitness at home due to 21-Day lockdown.#IndiaFightsCorona

— Kiren Rijiju (@KirenRijiju) March 25, 2020

Prime Minister Narendra Modi had announced a pan-India lockdown for 21 days on Tuesday night to combat the deadly virus which has so far taken 11 lives. There have been more than 500 confirmed cases of coronavirus so far in the country.