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January 30, 2020 Thursday 02:46:53 PM IST

Fit India Campuses

Policy Indications

Higher educational institutions in India have been directed by Union Grants Commission to implement Fit India programs launched by Prime Minister Narendra Modi. As part of the initiative, at least 50% of the educational institutions should have health promotion activities in their curricular and extra-curricular activities by the end of the first year. The objective of the programme is to sensitize students and create awareness amongst them to remain fit and adopt ways to remain healthy by consuming nutritional food. Each higher educational institution should have adequate facilities for a few sports and games. They must promote a culture of games and sport. Fitness clubs should be started and each must contain 20 members out of which 4 members must be women. Every working day 45 minutes shall be devoted to physical activity for every student. There should be talks by doctors, nutritionists and mental health specialists for the benefit of students.