Not just that, PM Modi further tagged and challenged Karnataka CM HD Kumaraswamy, as well as TT champ Manika Batra and all IPS officers "especially those above 40". "I also practicebreathing exercises", he wrote.
"Dear @narendramodi ji I am honoured& thankU very much for d concern about my health I believe physical fitness is imptnt for all&support d cause".
Modi's video was in reply to a challenge he had gladly accepted from cricketer Virat Kohli in May.
"I am delighted to nominate the following for the #FitnessChallenge: Karnataka's CM Shri @hd_kumaraswamy". India's pride and among the highest medal winners for India in the 2018 CWG, Manika Batra.
That was the first International Yoga Day, June 21, 2015, a United Nations event that the Indian leader was instrumental in instituting. Yoga-treadmill r part of my daily workout regime. Accepting his challenge, Modi shared a video.
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The fitness challenge began with Union Minister of Youth Affairs and Sports Rajyavardhan Singh Rathore taking to his Twitter handle to urge Indian citizens towards adopting a fitter lifestyle.
The prime is seen walking, stretching and doing breathing exercise on a Panchtatvas track in his garden. "Practice any set of exercises you are comfortable with and you will see the positive difference it will make in your life!"
Amid all the hullabaloo surrounding the #FitnessChallenge started by Union minister and victor of Olympic silver medalist in shooting, Rajyavardhan Singh Rathore, in May, all those BJP ministers (including the ones with fat bellies) busy posting their exercise videos on social media have forgotten that with just a few months in their hands before the 2019 Lok Sabha elections they first need to attend to the health of the nation.
"#HumFitTohIndiaFit Post pictures and videos of how you keep yourself fit and send a #FitnessChallenge to your friends on social media".