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PM Modi posts exercise video after Kohli's challenge, nominates Kumaraswamy

BS Web Team/New Delhi 13 Jun 18 | 10:06 AM

PM Modi practicing yoga on International Yoga Day. Photo: PIB 

Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Wednesday shared a video that showed his morning exercises, including yoga and breathing practices, responding to Indian cricket team skipper Virat Kohli, who had thrown a fitness challenge at him.

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On Twitter, Modi said he also walks “on a track inspired by the Panchtatvas or 5 elements of nature - Prithvi, Jal, Agni, Vayu, Aakash. This is extremely refreshing and rejuvenating".

The Prime Minister appealed to every Indian to “devote some part of the day towards fitness".

Here are moments from my morning exercises. Apart from Yoga, I walk on a track inspired by the Panchtatvas or 5 elements of nature - Prithvi, Jal, Agni, Vayu, Aakash. This is extremely refreshing and rejuvenating. I also practice

breathing exercises. #HumFitTohIndiaFit pic.twitter.com/km3345GuV2

— Narendra Modi (@narendramodi) June 13, 2018

I am delighted to nominate the following for the #FitnessChallenge:

Karnataka’s CM Shri @hd_kumaraswamy.

India’s pride and among the highest medal winners for India in the 2018 CWG, @manikabatra_TT.

The entire fraternity of brave IPS officers, especially those above 40.

— Narendra Modi (@narendramodi) June 13, 2018

I appeal to every Indian to devote some part of the day towards fitness.

Practice any set of exercises you are comfortable with and you will see the positive difference it will make in your life! #FitnessChallenge #HumFitTohIndiaFit https://t.co/yuHN6871pk

— Narendra Modi (@narendramodi) June 13, 2018

In a separate message, Modi nominated Karnataka Chief Minister HD Kumaraswamy, table tennis player and 2018 Commonwealth Games gold medallist Manika Batra and the "entire fraternity of brave IPS officers, especially those above 40" for the #fitnesschallenge, which has become a talking point on Twitter.

JD(S)'s Kumraswamy, however, politely declined and said he was more concerned about "developing fitness" of the state.

"Dear @narendramodi ji I am honoured & thank U very much for d concern about my health I believe physical fitness is imptnt for all & supportd cause," Kumaraswamy said in a tweet on his official Twitter handle @CMofKarnataka.

"Yoga-treadmill r part of my daily workout regime. Yet, I am more concerned about devlpment fitness of my state & seek ur support for it," he said.

On May 23, Kohli had posted a video of his workout and nominated Modi, a strong proponent of yoga. The cricketer had accepted the challenge of Union Minister Rajyavardhan Singh Rathore, who too had posted an exercise video. 

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.

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