Narendra Modi nominates Karnataka CM HD Kumaraswamy for Fitness Challenge

Wednesday, 13 Jun, 2018

"The entire fraternity of fearless IPS officers, especially those above 40", the Prime Minister said.

Well, the man himself, Prime Minister Narendra Modi, today tweeted a video of his exercise routine, which looks impressively rigorous, innovative and mindful. I also practice breathing exercises.

"Dear @narendramodi ji I am honoured& thankU very much for d concern about my health".

Kohli then accepted Rathore's challenged and nominated Prime Minister Modi.

"Apart from Yoga, I walk on a track inspired by the Panchtatvas or 5 elements of nature - Prithvi, Jal, Agni, Vayu, Aakash", PM Modi said, referring to a part of the video in which he is seen walking on different surfaces such as grass, rocks, water, and sand.

The tweet by Modi addressed to Kumaraswamy was quickly read by many as an indirect challenge the PM posed to the CM to successfully run the coalition government in Karnataka which is still struggling to distribute all the cabinet berths among the disgruntled leaders. He also added that yoga and using the treadmill are already a part of his daily routine.

The Prime Minister said, "Here are moments from my morning exercises". Not long after, Kumaraswamy replied to Narendra Modi's fitness challenge by tweeting that although he believes physical fitness is important he is "more concerned" about the development fitness of his state. Accepting his challenge, Modi shared a video. In a series of tweets, Modi urged each and every India to designate some time of the day for fitness. India's pride and among the highest medal winners for India in the 2018 CWG, @manikabatra_TT.

The Indian Union Sports Minister Rajyavardhan Rathore had hurled the challenge towards his countrymen.

As the fourth International Yoga Day will be celebrated on June 21, PM Modi has been sharing his love for yoga on social media.