Published: Wed, June 13, 2018
Medicine | By Douglas Stevenson

Watch Narendra Modi's workout video

Watch Narendra Modi's workout video

Modi today passed on the fitness challenge to Kumaraswamy, table tennis player Manika Batra and IPS officers, especially those above 40 years of age.

It all began when the Union Minister for sports, Olympian Rajyavardhan Singh Rathore challenged the Captain of the Indian Men's cricket team Virat Kohli as a part of the fitness challenge. I also practice breathing exercises.

I am honoured& thankU very much for d concern about my health.

There was also a statue of Buddha in the garden where he did yoga "inspired by panchtatvas or five elements of nature-Prithvi, Jal, Agni, Vayu, Aakash".

"I am delighted to nominate the following for the #FitnessChallenge: Karnataka's CM Shri @hd_kumaraswamy". "Yoga and treadmill are part of my daily workout regime", he said, asserting that he was "more concerned about the development fitness of my state".

Earlier this month, after Mr Kumaraswamy met with the Prime Minister, he told reporters that PM Modi gave him advice based on his experience.

In response to the challenge, Kumaraswamy sought PM Modi's support, saying he was more concerned about the "fitness" of Karnataka. India's pride and among the highest medal winners for India in the 2018 CWG, @manikabatra_TT. In the video, Modi in a black kurti and a pajama with a white-red gamcha (scarf) around his neck was seen doing some "inspiring" yoga asanas (poses). "Practice any set of exercises you are comfortable with and you will see the positive difference it will make in your life!", he tweeted.

Following a fractured verdict in the Karnataka Assembly Elections, Kumaraswamy was sworn in as Chief Minister of Karnataka on May 23, after his JD (S) allying with the Congress.

"#HumFitTohIndiaFit Post pictures and videos of how you keep yourself fit and send a #FitnessChallenge to your friends on social media".

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