Yesterday, Union Sports Minister, Rajyavardhan Rathore kickstarted a fitness challenge that has already gotten some of the biggest and most iconic people in India involved. The #HumFitTohIndiaFit challenge is trending and snowballing into something bigger.
It all began with Rajyavardhan Rathore, and soon enough, names such as Virat Kohli, Hrithik Roshan, Saina Nehwal, Mahendra Singh Dhoni, Anushka Sharma and even Prime Minister Narendra Modi and more became involved with the initiative.
Here’s how the challenge began with Rajyavardhan Rathore, who did some pushups to show how he stays fit and then challenged Hrithik Roshan, Virat Kohli and Saina Nehwal.
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
— Rajyavardhan Rathore (@Ra_THORe) May 22, 2018
The challenge was accepted by all of them who soon posted videos of themselves working out.
Here’s Hrithik Roshan cycling on the roads of Mumbai, who then challenged his parents, Pinkie Roshan and Rakesh Roshan, fitness junkie, Tiger Shroff and actor Kunal Kapoor.
This initiative makes me so proud ! Bravo @Ra_THORe #HumFitTohIndiaFit #FitnessChallenge this is how I commute to my office everyday. sitting static in a car is such a waste. Walk, cycle, jog, feel the earth, feel India ?? get FIT! pic.twitter.com/twoI1vna9c
— Hrithik Roshan (@iHrithik) May 22, 2018
And on that note , I challenge my family @roshanpinkie @RakeshRoshan_N (since it all starts at home) and my friends @iTIGERSHROFF and @kapoorkkunal to inspire people to be the best version of themselves ! #KeepGoing #HumFitTohIndiaFit
— Hrithik Roshan (@iHrithik) May 22, 2018
Virat Kohli at the gym giving a hard time to his core, who then challenged his wife, Anushka Sharma, Prime Minister Narendra Modi and his teammate, Mahendra Singh Dhoni for the challenge.
I have accepted the #FitnessChallenge by @ra_THORe sir. Now I would like to challenge my wife @AnushkaSharma , our PM @narendramodi ji and @msdhoni Bhai for the same. ? #HumFitTohIndiaFit #ComeOutAndPlay pic.twitter.com/e9BAToE6bg
— Virat Kohli (@imVkohli) May 23, 2018
Saina Nehwal chose to do deadlifts for #HumFitTohIndiaFit and then challenged, Rana Daggubatti, Gautam Gambhir and fellow shuttler, PV Sindhu.
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
Prime Minister Narendra Modi accepted Virat’s challenge and Twitter was amused at watching something rare unfold before their eyes.
— Narendra Modi (@narendramodi) May 24, 2018
And so did everyone else. Here are all the celebrities who took up the challenge and posted their workout videos on Twitter.
I accept your challenge @imVKohli. Here’s my video for the #HumFitTohIndiaFit #FitnessChallenge. I’d like to nominate my friends, @DipikaPallikal and @Varun_dvn Great initiative @Ra_THORe sir! #ComeOutAndPlay pic.twitter.com/SmdmkArT6U
— Anushka Sharma (@AnushkaSharma) May 24, 2018
Tareeke anek par maksad sirf ek #HumFitTohIndiaFit – great initiative by @Ra_THORe sir ? thank you @iHrithik sir, i’d like to nominate @sonamakapoor, @karanjohar and @FarOutAkhtar to take the #FitnessChallenge forward. pic.twitter.com/1tdAaVEBQE
— Tiger Shroff (@iTIGERSHROFF) May 23, 2018
Dr. Harsh Vardhan – Union Minister of Science and Technology
Inspired by my leader @narendramodi ji & colleague @Ra_THORe ji, I’m posting my video. Thanks @PratyushKanth for stringing me in. I challenge @nitin_gadkari@myogiadityanath and @sarbanandsonwal to accept the #FitnessChallenge pic.twitter.com/QQk954dlKW
— Dr. Harsh Vardhan (@drharshvardhan) May 23, 2018
Jayant Sinha – Minister of State for Civil Aviation
Here's how I stay fit. Post your videos & join us.
— Jayant Sinha (@jayantsinha) May 22, 2018
#HumFitTohIndiaFit #Battlerope set I. More to follow. #FitnessChallenge & #fitnessgoals. @Ra_THORe @KirenRijiju … @rahulkanwal @ShivAroor @Ankit_Tyagi01 thougj the journey is beautiful, hope the fitness destination is not too far away :)) pic.twitter.com/BZzFMHWW7h
— GAURAV C SAWANT (@gauravcsawant) May 22, 2018
Thanku @nikhat_zareen for challenging me @Ra_THORe for starting this, what a great initiative. This is thow I keep myself fit. #fitnesschallenge #HumFitTohIndiaFit
I challenge @TheShilpaShetty @vidya_balan @TheJohnAbraham @SunielVShetty @WrestlerSushil @RandeepHooda ?? pic.twitter.com/qCZ2ozfCjC
— Babita Phogat (@BabitaPhogat) May 23, 2018
Kiren Rijiju – Minister of State for Home Affairs, India
Fabulous campaign by Sports Minister @Ra_THORe on #HumFitTohIndiaFit I accept #FitnessChallenge of @jayantsinha? Here's my video & I challenge
SMART CM @PemaKhanduBJP
SUPERSTAR ACTOR @BeingSalmanKhan
SUPERFIT ACTOR @saumyatandon pic.twitter.com/QnWpBpYCl9
— Kiren Rijiju (@KirenRijiju) May 23, 2018
Piyush Goyal – Union Minister of Railways and Coal
Yoga keeps me fit and helps me remain positive throughout the day. #HumFitTohIndiaFit is a great initiative by our energetic Sports Minister @Ra_THORe, I urge everyone to be a part of this movement and help in keeping India fit. pic.twitter.com/2GcehfPs5Q
— Piyush Goyal (@PiyushGoyal) May 23, 2018
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 @deepikapadukone @AkhilAkkineni8 @joshnachinappa pic.twitter.com/AscsZxqklp
— Pvsindhu (@Pvsindhu1) May 23, 2018
— रanviर_ डhoरeय_ (@RanvirShorey) May 24, 2018
If you want to look like an Athlete, then train like an Athlete.
Thank you @PTUshaOfficial @deepikapadukone for the #FitnessChallenge.
Let’s do this. I
I would like to challenge @MangteC @sachin_rt @priyankachopra @MissNicollet #HumFitTohIndiaFit pic.twitter.com/KSo0tEsM9e
— Mithali Raj (@M_Raj03) May 24, 2018
And among all the workout videos and accepted challenges, there was this too.
Inspired by @narendramodi ji and @Ra_THORe ji kindly Post videos of how you keep yourself fit and send a #FitnessChallenge to your friends on social media. Here's my video ?and I challenge @SrBachchan , @iamsrk & @BeingSalmanKhan to join in? pic.twitter.com/hMqQbdekk6
— Manoj Tiwari (@ManojTiwariMP) May 22, 2018
While all the participants nailed it, we don’t understand what Manoj Tiwari is trying to do.