Professional shooter and Union Minister Rajyavardhan Singh Rathore is a well-known figure in this country. The glorious sportsman made history in the 2004 Olympic Games when he won the silver medal for India in the double trap event. Being an ex-army officer, the retired colonel follows a strict fitness routine and on Tuesday, tried to encourage the youth of the country on the same.
Rathore took to Twitter to upload a video of him as a part of the #HumFitTohIndiaFit campaign in his bid to encourage the Indians to get fitter.
He began his speech by praising Prime Minister Narendra Modi and hailed him for working relentlessly for the nation.
The Athens Olympian then went down to perform 10 push-ups and urged the countrymen to make videos of their fitness regime and upload it on Twitter.
Post pictures and videos of how you keep yourself fit and send a #FitnessChallenge to your friends on social media. Here's my video 😀and I challenge @iHrithik, @imVkohli & @NSaina to join in🥊 pic.twitter.com/pYhRY1lNEm
— Col Rajyavardhan Rathore (@Ra_THORe) May 22, 2018
The 48-year-old pulled off the exercise dressed in his work clothes, effortlessly. As special mentions, he invited Indian cricket team skipper Virat Kohli, 2012 London Olympic medalist Saina Nehwal, and Bollywood superstar Hrithik Roshan to take the challenge.
The move by the Minister of Youth Affairs and Sports was highly appreciated by the Tweeple as praises poured in for Rathore.
Gurmehar Kaur praised the Olympian
Credit where it’s due, It is SUPER cool and refreshing to have the Minister of sports and youth affairs be active himself and encourage health and fitness! https://t.co/xvKbeqYTzZ
— Gurmehar Kaur (@mehartweets) May 22, 2018
The idea was appreciated by all
Excellent idea !! You are the best person to inspire and motivate ppl to stay fit #HumFitTohIndiaFit
— Mona kanwal 🇮🇳 (@monakaran) May 22, 2018
An inspiration for sure
— मैं गार्गी चन्द्रे (@IGargiChandre) May 22, 2018
Health and fitness is a must
#HumFitTohIndiaFit Appreciate that some of the veterans in our Government understand the importance of health and fitness at workplaces. Such a motivational message from @Ra_THORe to improve #employeeproductivity #FitnessChallenge #YogaYatra
— Ruchika Sharma (@Ruchikaatweets) May 22, 2018
Saina Nehwal was quick to respond to Rathore’s tweet and performed the task perfectly. Saina further asked actor Rana Daggubati, fellow shuttler PV Sindhu and cricketer Gautam Gambhir to share their own videos.
Post pictures and videos of how you keep yourself fit and send a #FitnessChallenge to your friends on social media. Here's my video 😀and I challenge @RanaDaggubati @Pvsindhu1 and @GautamGambhir 👍👍 pic.twitter.com/XEaJ9tPj2W
— Saina Nehwal (@NSaina) May 22, 2018
Inspired? Get your fitness act together and post it on Twitter. What are you waiting for?