As the fitness challenge started by union minister Rajyavardhan Singh Rathore, is being topped on the trend. Prime Minister Narendra Modi has finally shared his video doing yoga on Wednesday morning and nominated IPS officers, especially those above 40.
“I am delighted to nominate… the entire fraternity of brave IPS officers, especially those above 40,” PM Modi said. The tweet went viral among the forces and all rank officers kept discussing it through the day.
BK Singh, Inspector General Moradabad, a 1994 batch officer from UP said, “Exercise has been routine for me for last 30 years. I feel mentally great if I do my work out”. He also remarked, “an officer who is physically fit can motivate his men to remain fit too”.
Incidentally, just after the PM tweeted, OP Singh, Director General of Police UP, asked his force to lead towards a fitter India. “I accept your challenge sir and I pass on this challenge to all IPS officers in UP,” he tweeted.
The trend grew by the evening. Jammu and Kashmir top cop SP Vaid did five push-ups to prove that he is fit to lead a force of 80,000 men. He in turn, challenged his entire force and asked them to respond to the PM’s challenge. PM Modi also retweeted Mr. Vaid’s video.
Some also called it a diversion. “Now all will try to prove how fit they are and the ones who want to do his chamchagiri will put out their videos,” one senior-level official said.