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Manika Batra accepts PM's fitness challenge

Press Trust of India  |  New Delhi 

Country's new table-tennis sensation Batra today accepted the fitness challenge from and said she will share her fitness video soon.

"I happily accept the challenge and will be sharing my work-out video soon" said Manika, who is in Pune to compete in the

"It is very important to stay fit for a longer and healthier life not only for us - sports persons but also for everyone," she added.

created history in Gold Coast, single-handedly taking to a maiden team gold before winning a singles gold, another first.

The 22-year-old beat world number four and triple Olympic medallist, Feng Tianwei of Singapore, twice in the tournament.

She also secured a women's doubles silver alongside and mixed doubles bronze with G Sathiyan.

Earlier in the day, had posted his fitness video on which showed him meditating, walking on a track inspired by five elements of nature, and doing yoga exercises.

He passed on the fitness challenge to Manika, H D Kumaraswamy and IPS officers, especially those above 40 years of age.

"I am delighted to nominate the following for the #FitnessChallenge: India's pride and among the highest medal winners for in the 2018 CWG, @manikabatra_TT," tweeted.

had launched the #HumFitTohIndiaFit campaign last month, underlining the importance of staying fit.

In his tweet, Rathore had tagged Indian Virat Kohli, gold medallist and Bollywood Hrithik Roshan, inviting them to join in.

The movement saw a plethora of celebrities and sportspersons, including Kohli and P V Sindhu, posting videos of them exercising.

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First Published: Wed, June 13 2018. 14:25 IST