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Posted at: Jun 13, 2018, 10:11 AM; last updated: Jun 13, 2018, 9:12 PM (IST)

Modi shares fitness video, challenges Kumaraswamy

Modi shares fitness video, challenges Kumaraswamy
A grab shared from Prime Minister Narendra Modi video.

Aditi Tandon

Tribune News Service

New Delhi, June 13

Days after cricketer Virat Kohli threw a fitness challenge to Prime Minister Narendra Modi, the latter on Wednesday shared his video revealing an exercise schedule in the verdant lawns of his 7 Lok Kalyan Marg residence.

“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,” the PM tweeted from his personal handle.

The video had a record 42,000 views within the first few minutes of being posted.

The PM’s cabinet colleague Rajyavardhan Rathore was the first to take up Kohli’s fitness challenge followed by many other politicians and celebrities.

The images of ministers boasting of their fitness regimes invited sharp reactions from Congress leaders, including party president Rahul Gandhi, recently. He asked the government leaders to take up the challenges of jobs and economy first.

Modi further challenged Karnataka Chief Minister HD Kumaraswamy, India’s table tennis star Manika Batra and all IPS officers, especially those above 40 years for the fitness test.

To this, Kumaraswamy tweeted, “I am honoured& thankU very much for d concern about my health I believe physical fitness is imptnt for all&support d cause. 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.”

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