Fit India Movement : UGC

10000 Steps a Day to participate in Fit India Movement: UGC

UGC asks for live screening for the launch of The Fit India Movement in Campuses

As PM Modi launched ‘Fit India Movement’ in a radio show – ‘Man ki Baat’ so UGC urges all students and academicians to walk 10,000 steps.

On occasion of the National Sports Day, 29 August, The Prime Minister Narendra Modi will be announcing the Fit India Movement.

In consideration with this, the University Grant Commission (UGC) also urged Higher Educational Institutions (HEI’s) to inspire and drive all faculty, staff and students to set a target of 10,000 steps in a day.

UGC advised higher education institutions to screen live event launch of the same in their premises and ensuring the presence of all staff and students.

“The Fit India movement helps take the nation forward on the path of fitness and wellness and it provides a unique and exciting opportunity to work towards a healthier India,” – UGC

UGC’s Directions to Higher Education Institutes 

  • Sharing of activities video clips to UGC
  • To create and execute a fitness program 
  • Incorporation of sports in schedules apart from studies
  • Routine exercises and physical activities should be a part of the daily routine.

What are UGC Instructions to HEI’s Authorities?

The Commission has taken a major step along with PM’s ‘Fit India Movement’. UGC asked the vice-chancellors and principals of higher education institutions to share their fitness action programme. This includes uploading it over the notice boards and official website. This all should be followed by respective authorities within a month time.

In addition to this UGC asked to get it uploaded on its portal too.

UGC Notice – Participation in Fit India Movement

However, UGC’s Activity Monitoring Portal for fitness movement (, will go live shortly latest by 5:00 pm on 29th August ,2019.

“Universities and affiliated colleges can make well-meaning efforts for the health and well-being of their students, teachers, staff and officials to achieve physical fitness, mental strength and emotional equanimity.” University Grand Commission 

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