When the Prime Minister Narendra Modi himself is health-conscious, a few of his ministers are also regular gymmers. On Wednesday, Union Minister Kiren Rijiju posted a 37-second long clip of his colleague Rajyavardhan Singh Rathore hitting the gym. In the video, the former Olympic silver medallist effortlessly does a series of push-ups on an exercise ball.
"While doing duty we've no time for physical fitness. But my Olympian colleague...gives me a tough challenge," Mr Rijiju, the Minister of State for Home Affairs, writes in a caption accompanying the video.
While doing duty we've no time for physical fitness. But my Olympian colleague @Ra_THORe manages some time & gives me a tough challenge pic.twitter.com/ZKDAa2B96F
— Kiren Rijiju (@KirenRijiju) April 19, 2017
In response, the Minister of State for Information and Broadcasting Mr Rathore writes: "Ha ha ha...despite your hectic schedule, you are beyond competition and an inspiration."
Ha ha ha...despite your hectic schedule, YOU are beyond competition AND are an inspiration. @KirenRijiju#IAmNewIndiahttps://t.co/iJ0gGHFEu1
— Rajyavardhan Rathore (@Ra_THORe) April 19, 2017
And Railway Minister Suresh Prabhu comes in between
Getting intimidated by the huge commitment of @Ra_THORe & @KirenRijiju for fitness&rigorous regime they follow.Wish 1 could do bit like them https://t.co/pWdHg7JyaQ
— Suresh Prabhu (@sureshpprabhu) April 19, 2017
Twitter is buzzing in response to the video:
@KirenRijiju@Ra_THORe Start of healthy India! Inspirational!
No one would have ever thought of seeing our minister doing pushups India is surely changing for good
— Shveta S (@ShvetaSays) April 19, 2017
@KirenRijiju@Ra_THORe This is so cool sir. Happy to have ministers like you.
— Roopal (@roops91) April 19, 2017
@Ra_THORe@sureshpprabhu@RailMinIndia love this open, public camaraderie of our ministers... Now if u could get Mr. Prabhu to do 20 pushups on vid by next month.. @KirenRijiju
— RD (@rd10393) April 20, 2017
@Ra_THORe@KirenRijiju India should spend more on open gyms & playgrounds. In Delhi open parks used only for marriage tents
— sanj kaps (@sanjkaps) April 19, 2017