PV Sindhu, Sunil Chhetri to share fitness tips with children

Fit India movement seeks to reach school goers and who better than sporting stars to spread the good word. 

By Olympic Channel Writer

Fit India, the Indian government’s flagship project in the field of sports, is set to release a series of online sessions that will see some of the country’s top athletes tell school children how to lead a healthy life. 

The series, titled Fit India Talks, premieres on Friday, July 3 with the Rio Olympics silver medallist PV Sindhu and the captain of the Indian football team Sunil Chhetri leading the initial sessions.

The series is expected to see the sporting elite in the country share their stories and experiences which will include their journey so far, the failures they faced and how they bounced back, their inspirations and so on. 

“This will give the audience a very inspirational yet interesting account of their journeys – from common school students to world-class champions,” a media statement today from the Ministry of Youth Affairs and Sports said.

“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,” Kiren Rijiju, the Union sports minister said.

Sporting elite to chip in

The inaugural series will feature six episodes with stars like shuttler Ashwini Ponnappa, Indian hockey women’s team captain Rani Rampal, table tennis ace Manika Batra, shooting star Apurvi Chandela and Paralympian Deepa Malik sharing their stories along with PV Sindhu and Sunil Chhetri in the opening episode.

The series will be available on Fit India’s Facebook and YouTube channel, SAI Facebook Page, the MyGov YouTube channel, SportsTak YouTube channel as well as the DD Sports Television and YouTube platform.