Indian Olympic Association President Narinder Batra will join the  Fit India Movement advisory committee ©Getty Images

Indian Olympic Association (IOA) President Narinder Batra has joined an advisory committee for nationwide campaign, Fit India Movement.

Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi is set to launch the campaign, which aims to encourage people to participate in physical activity, on Thursday (August 29).

A 28-member advisory committee has been formed, headed by India's Sports Minister Kiren Rijiju.

Batra and a number of other IOA members have joined, alongside 12 members of the Indian Government. 

Representatives from the Confederation of Indian Industries and the Federation of Indian Chambers of Commerce & Industry will be involved, as will famous Indian actress Shilpa Shetty. 

"I am happy to be on the advisory committee of the Fit India movement envisaged by our Honourable Prime Minister," she wrote in a tweet. 

"Hoping to lend my support in finding fun, easy ways to make every Indian fit and making this movement/vision a success."