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Union Minister Rajyavardhan Rathore Has a Fitness Challenge For Virat Kohli and Saina Nehwal

Rajyavardhan Rathore Rathore has an important message for Indians.

Anurag Verma | CNN-News18

Updated:May 22, 2018, 5:22 PM IST
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Union Minister Rajyavardhan Rathore Has a Fitness Challenge For Virat Kohli and Saina Nehwal
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How often do you see a Union Minister drop to the ground and do push-ups? So when Rajyavardhan Singh Rathore did, Twitterati noticed.

As a part of #HumFitTohIndiaFit campaign, Union Minister and Olympic medalist Rajyavardhan Singh Rathore recently posted a video to encourage Indians to stay fit.

In the video, Rathore urges Indians to shoot a video of their "fitness mantra" and share it. He then gets down and does 10 push-ups without breaking a sweat. He also praises Prime Minister Narendra Modi and calls him his source of inspiration for staying fit.

Rathore has challenged Virat Kohli, Hrithik Roshan, and Saina Nehwal to join in.

Earlier this year, Sports Minister Rajyavardhan Singh Rathore revealed that the government is coming up with a new sponsorship scheme for youngsters which, according to him, will help in building champions for the future, at the News18 Rising India Summit.

The legendary India shooter said that due to financial constraints many talented kids lose their way and therefore, the government has come up with this plan to help these capable young athletes.

The 2004 Olympics silver medallist also spoke at length about Khelo India, which recently saw kids under the age of 17 giving their all on the national arena. Rathore compared the quality of competition in Khelo India to that of Commonwealth and Asian Games.

"When I was watching Khelo India on the television, I didn't realize that it was competition between kids from India, rather it seemed like an international competition and it was very heartening," said Rathore.

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