Agartala: And again its Tripura Chief Minister Biplab Kumar Deb. This time the chief minister said if Tripura’s youth take up the fitness challenge campaign of the Union sports minister they would become healthy and the health of the state would improve too.
“Development doesn’t mean only industries. It also means developing sports. One has to be an all-rounder,” Deb said at a programme where ace gymnast Dipa Karmakar, tennis star Somdev Dev Varman, national women’s football team goalkeeper Laxmita Reang and Dronacharya awardee and gymnast Bisweswar Nandi were felicitated. The CM said his government would work to further develop sports infrastructure in Tripura.
“All the youths should stay fit. If all youths do push-ups, they will become healthy and Tripura will become healthy too … Automatically, Tripura will develop 56-inch chest and follow the direction of ‘Sabka Saath, Sabka Vikas’ for development,” CM Deb told.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi had reportedly claimed that he had a 56-inch chest during his campaign before the 2014 general elections to lash out at his opponents.