Olympic Double Medalist PV Sindhu Launches Fit India School Week Mascots Toofan & Toofani

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Mascots Toofan & Toofani

Double Olympic medallist PV Sindhu launched mascots Toofan and Toofani for Fit India Movement’s Fit India School Week initiative for the year 2022 on 10 November.

Important facts

  • The 4th Fit India School Week will commence on 15th November 2022, wherein various schools across India will organise fitness and sports events in various forms for 4 to 6 days during a month.

  • The Fit India Movement, which was launched by Prime Minister Narendra Modi in the year 2019, launched its annual 'Fit India School Week' program in December the same year.

  • It is dedicated to encourage schools to develop fitness habits in students and to increase awareness about fitness and sports.

  • This edition has added two mascots named "Toofan and Toofani" to its flagship, with both representing India's fittest superheroes and superwomen.

  • To make the mascots more connected to the sport, they have been given superpowers such as wind sprinting (athletics), car lifting (weightlifting) and concentration skills (chess).

  • They connect with people by narrating various stories about sports and fitness thereby motivating, educating and encouraging them.

Fit India Movement

  • The Prime Minister on the occasion of National Sports Day on 29 August, 2019 launched the ‘Fit India Movement’ as the People’s Movement & urged people to make fitness their lifestyle.

  • National Sports Day is celebrated to honour the legendary hockey player Major Dhyan Chand Singh.

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