The Bonne Sante Wellness Challenge, presented by Malayala Manorama, should be taken up by everyone, Union Minister of State for Sports Kiren Rijiju has said.
He said Prime Minister Narendra Modi had launched the ‘Fit India’ health programme in 2019 and it envisaged mass participation. The programme evoked a good response, he said adding Malayala Manorama was also part of the movement to ‘keep India fit.’
Minister Rijiju, who is known to stay fit and hearty, said he exercised for 30 minutes every day to stay fit. He said the country’s journey to being a superpower could only be fulfilled by a citizenry which was 100 per cent fit.
The Bonne Sante Wellness Challenge will be from February 15 to 21. The challenge will be in the sprint and walk categories and there will be three distance stipulations, namely, 14, 21, and 42 km. Those from 5 years of age can take part. There is a 100 km cycling challenge for those above 18 years of age. The participants can take up the challenge on the residential premises or playgrounds. Those interested may register by giving a missed call to: 9603502502. For details, contact: 9995960500 or 9847058421.