Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi claimed he eats drumstick parathas once or twice a week to stay fit and healthy, and advised his people to do the same as he celebrated the first anniversary of the Fit India Movement on Thursday.
PM Modi even shared the recipe of drum stick parathas in a nationwide online conference on the Fit India Movement. He said he used to cook drumstick parathas everyday. The 70-year-old Indian premier exhorted his people to include drumstick parathas in their daily diet to stay fit and healthy. His advice comes at a time when India is juggling with mounting pressure from COVID-19 cases.
PM Modi explains the health benefits of eating drumstick parathas
Modi interacted with various health experts, practitioners, fitness influencers, and celebrities, including Virat Kohli, Milind Soman, footballer Afshan Ashiq, and celebrity nutritionist Rujuta Diwekar, among others, while propagating the use of including drumstick parathas in one’s daily diet to achieve their fitness goals.
Our PM makes parathas with drumsticks.
(Where are the meme makers?)https://t.co/Z3D2XpiyYw
— Shuma Raha (@ShumaRaha) September 24, 2020
He chatted with Indian cricket team skipper Virat Kohli, and reportedly even explained the health benefits of drumstick parathas. PM Modi quoted health experts as saying that drumsticks are rich in antioxidants and Vitamin C, an effective vegetable that helps combat the common cold, influenza, and has anti-inflammatory anti-bacterial properties that help in controlling the symptoms of asthma, cough, and other respiratory problems.
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Narendra Modi is a fitness enthusiast. Pictures of his fitness routine and of him practicing yoga often circulate on social media.
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Earlier this month, Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) workers offered a 70-Kg laddu at Lord Shiva Temple in Tamil Nadu to celebrate Indian PM’s Narendra Modi 70th birthday. BJP followers offered prayers and distributed laddu among worshipers following the large procession organized outside the temple.
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— SanjayKJha (@whoskj2) September 25, 2020
Last year, the supporters of PM Modi prepared a 69 Kg laddu-shaped cake. The size of the sweet prepared on the birthday of PM Modi corresponds to his age. This unique gesture comes amid the worsening crisis of coronavirus and economic downturn in the country.
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Last month, the 1.47-minute-long video was shared with a poem in Hindi on social media where he could be seen feeding a peacock at his prime ministerial residence.
PM Modi came in the cross hairs of disillusioned citizens who slammed Modi for diverting attention to trivial matters instead of focusing on the burgeoning economic crisis and the worsening pandemic situation in the country. The video came at a time when India reached the stark milestone of 50 lac coronavirus cases and became the worlds second-most worst affected country by the coronavirus pandemic.
GVS News Desk