Ankit Baiyanpuria Joins Hands with PM Modi for Swachhata Hi Seva Campaign
Swachhata Hi Seva campaign: Ankit Baiyanpuria, a former desi wrestler hailing from Bayanpur, Sonipat, has emerged as a prominent fitness influencer known for his dedication to traditional and indigenous workout methods. He recently participated in the 'Shramdaan for cleanliness' program alongside Prime Minister Narendra Modi as part of the 'Swachhata Hi Seva' campaign, promoting both cleanliness and well-being.
Ankit's Remarkable Journey
Raised by hardworking laborer parents, Ankit Baiyanpuria's journey to fitness stardom is nothing short of inspiring. His workout techniques and routines are not limited to physical health but also include a focus on mental well-being, often incorporating readings from the 'Bhagavad Gita.'
Today, as the nation focuses on Swachhata, Ankit Baiyanpuriya and I did the same! Beyond just cleanliness, we blended fitness and well-being also into the mix. It is all about that Swachh and Swasth Bharat vibe! @baiyanpuria pic.twitter.com/gwn1SgdR2C— Narendra Modi (@narendramodi) October 1, 2023
An Unexpected Shift
In 2022, Ankit faced a significant setback when he suffered a dislocated shoulder during his mud wrestling days. This forced him to pivot his career towards fitness. Ankit turned to Instagram to share his fitness journey with the world.
The Rise to Instagram Fame
While exploring the world of fitness, Ankit stumbled upon Andy Frisella's '75-day Hard Challenge.' Determined to prove his mental fortitude and self-discipline, he launched this demanding challenge. To the amazement of many, Ankit quickly garnered over 2.5 million followers on Instagram in just 28 days. Currently, he boasts an impressive 4.9 million followers on the platform.
The '75 Days Hard Challenge'
Ankit's '75 Days Hard Challenge' was no walk in the park. It required participants to post progress selfies, maintain a strict diet, stay hydrated with plenty of water, and engage in daily readings. Additionally, outdoor workouts played a significant role in the challenge's success. Ankit's catchphrase, "Ram Ram sarya ne," resonated deeply with his Instagram audience, forging a strong connection with his followers.
When asked by Prime Minister Narendra Modi how the Swachhata mission relates to his fitness journey, Ankit's response was profound. He stressed the importance of keeping our environment clean, emphasizing that a clean environment leads to a healthy and fit life.
- PTC PUNJABI