Healthy body, healthy mind: Fit India Movement and CBSE launch online fitness sessions for students

Live sessions focussing on yoga, nutrition, and exercise will be available on Facebook, Instagram, and YouTube to keep students productive and active during the coronavirus lockdown

Healthy body, healthy mind: Fit India Movement and CBSE launch online fitness sessions for students

Wednesday April 15, 2020,

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Fit India, a nation-wide movement launched by Prime Minister Narendra Modi last year, along with the Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE), earlier this week launched online a series of fitness sessions for school children across the nation, in a bid to encourage them to keep themselves active and productive during the lockdown.

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Image: (Fit India Movement)

Starting April 14, students will be able to access live sessions on topics such as nutrition and emotional well-being, along with daily workouts and yoga routines via the Facebook and Instagram handles of CBSE and Fit India Movement. Students will also be able to access YouTube videos after the live sessions end, at their own convenience.

The sessions will feature experts in the field of fitness such as Aliya Imran, emotional wellness expert; Dr Jitendra Nagpal, nutritionist; Puja Makhija, yoga professional; Heena Bhimani; among others, along with tips from the Ministry of Ayurveda, Yoga and Naturopathy, Unani, Siddha and Homoeopathy (AYUSH) on ways students can develop strong immunity.

“As many schools have already initiated online or virtual classes for students, it is equally important to invest in their overall physical, emotional, and mental well-being at home during this period,” said the CBSE circular.

The two agencies have also created five-minute video capsules to be played during the intervals of the virtual classes.

Amid the lockdown, even Tata Sky has made a provision of free access to Tata Sky Fitness to all of its subscribers. In the state of Mizoram, the government is encouraging its people to stay fit and healthy during the lockdown in tandem with the FitMizoram Movement, which was launched in March 2019. The urge to stay fit and raise immunity is increasing in the common public in these times.

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Edited by Aparajita Saxena