As soon as Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Thursday launched Fit India Movement, the sports fraternity took to social media to share the importance of fitness.

Notably, the campaign has been launched with an objective to create awareness for good health in general public.

Rajiv Gandhi Khel Ratna recipient Deepa Malik tweeted: “Expressing my gratitude to each and every person who has supported my journey in sports & has inspired me towards fitness on this special day of #NationalSportsDay in pursuit of being a fit person I could become an achiever and give back to my country #FitIndiaMovement. (sic)”

Meanwhile, ‘Golden Girl’ Hima Das congratulated PM Modi and Sports Minister Kiren Rijiju on the microblogging website: “Congratulations to our honourable Prime Minister Shri @narendramodi ji and @RijijuOffice sir for the launch of #FitIndiaMovement . Lets contribute and make it a big movement. (sic)”

Legendary Indian cricketer Sachin Tendulkar tweeted: “Spent some time with these wonder women at the St. Anthony’s Old Age Home, felt blessed by the love shown by them. Their excitement to play carrom knew no bounds.

As rightly said by our Hon. PM Shri @narendramodi, SPORTS & FITNESS IS FOR ALL. #SportPlayingNation #FitIndiaMovement. (sic)”