P. V. Sindhu, Sunil Chhetri to launch Fit India Talks

Fit India is launching a series of interactive sessions with some of the top sportspersons of the country to inspire school children.

Sunil Chhetri (in picture), P. V. Sindhu, and Union Ministers Ramesh Pokhriyal Nishank and Kiren Rijiju will be present at the launch.   -  ANANT KAUR (FILE)

Fit India, a government of India programme, is launching a series of interactive sessions with some of the top sportspersons of the country with the aim of inspiring school children.

The sessions, titled ‘Fit India Talks’, will be begin on Friday in the presence of Union Minister of Human Resource Development Ramesh Pokhriyal Nishank, Union Sports Minister Kiren Rijiju, badminton star P. V. Sindhu and Indian football team captain Sunil Chhetri.

The sessions are being organised in association with the Sports Authority of India (SAI) and the Ministry of Human Resource Development (MHRD).

“I requested Kiren Rijiju to speak to our school children directly through a platform and not only did he completely oblige but also decided on bringing aboard the likes of P. V. Sindhu and Sunil Chhetri on board for our first session. All of us will be present on July 3. Please ask whatever you want and we’ll answer you during the session at 5 pm,” Nishank said in a statement.

‘Inspirational life stories’

A host of leading sports celebrities will be sharing their experiences of childhood, stories on how they got inspired, their failures, struggles, and their successes. “This is a series where the champion athletes will speak to the students and share their inspirational life stories. I invite all the school students, teachers, and the parents to join in and interact with us directly,” said Rijiju.

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There will be a total of six sessions which will go on until July 14. The likes of badminton star Ashwini Ponnappa, Indian women’s hockey team skipper Rani Rampal, table tennis star Manika Batra, shooter Apurvi Chandela and Paralympian Deepa Malik will join in at the sessions.

These will be streamed on Nishank’s social media pages, MHRD social media pages, Fit India Facebook and YouTube channels, SAI Facebook Page, and MyGov YouTube channel.

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