Neeraj Chopra, other Olympians and Paralympians join PM Modi’s unique school visit campaign


New Delhi: Responding to the clarion call by Prime Minister Narendra Modi on the occasion of ‘Azadi ka Amrit Mahotsav’ earlier this year, India’s Olympians and Paralympians are set to interact with school children.

The star athletes will give talks on the topics of SantulitAahaar (Balanced Diet), Fitness and Sports to empower future champions of India through a unique campaign.

Tokyo Olympics gold medalist Neeraj Chopra will initiate this campaign when he visits and interacts with school children from across Gujarat at Sanskardham School in Ahmedabad on Saturday.

The upcoming visit and interaction by Neeraj was announced by the Union Minister of Youth Affairs and Sports Anurag Singh Thakur on Wednesday.

“PM Shri Narendra Modi ji gave a clarion call to our Olympians and Paralympians to visit schools and interact with students on the importance of ‘SantulitAahaar’, fitness, sports and more. Starting December 4th, Neeraj Chopra will be at Shanskardham School in Ahmedabad to launch this mission,” Anurah Thakur tweeted.

Speaking about the mission, Neeraj said, “I am extremely happy and excited to be part of this unique initiative envisioned by the PM Shri Narendra Modi. This initiative will accelerate the momentum towards creating a sports culture based on fitness, better nutritional intake and greater awareness about physical activities in our daily lives.