After the incredible success of the viral #FitnessChallenge, union MoS for Youth Affairs & Sports and Information and Broadcasting Col Rajyavardhan Singh Rathore has piloted yet another initiative -- one that just about everyone can relate to.
The new initiative is called #5MinuteAur, and refers to how kids ask authority figures, like parents and teachers, for just a little more time to play. The minister has extended that nostalgia-filled phenomenon to the current day and age, also bringing examinations and phone calls into its ambit, and has asked people to share their #5MinuteAur stories with him. The campaign is running in tandem with the Khelo India Youth Games which kick off on Wednesday.
As with the #FitnessChallenge, he has also tagged an awesome-foursome, naming Virat Kohli first, along with Saina Nehwal, Deepika Padukone and Salman Khan.
Most incredibly, the minister, who is an Olympic medal-winning shooter, has showed off his own sporting chops in a quite remarkable video.
He says, "Remember when we were kids and used to play, Mummy-Papa used to remember homework. And what would we say? Just 5 minutes more. That time there was nobody to speak for us, but now we have a voice! So why don't we come together and become the voice of all Indian children, and say 'Let us play! #5MinuteAur! #KheloIndia.' So tweet, make a video, use the hashtags and tell us you".
In 2018, Col Rathore had initiated the #FitnessChallenge, the goal of which was for people to post videos of a physical activity they do on a daily basis to keep fit. He posted the first one, doing push-ups in his office chambers, and sparked a viral trend, where celebrities across domains -- filmstars, sportspersons and politicians -- joined with multitudes of citizens to post their videos.
At that time too, he had tagged Virat Kohli and Saina Nehwal, as well as Hrithik Roshan.
Kohli had promptly responded with this:
Saina Nehwal, meanwhile, responded with this video:
And this is what Hrithik had sent in: