Sports spirit of the leader and nation
In line with the instructions of President of Turkmenistan Gurbanguly Berdimuhamedov put forward at the recent meeting of the Cabinet of Ministers of Turkmenistan, since the beginning of this week, all ministries and departments, organizations and enterprises regardless of the forms of ownership should organize daily exercises attracting all employees except of those engaged in continuous production. The Turkmen leader once again underlined the necessity of wide and systematic promotion of the healthy lifestyle popularizing physical culture that should be an integral part of the peopleвАЩs culture among the citizens of Turkmenistan.
Responding to the Turkmen leaderвАЩs call to spend the week practicing various sports, the ministries and departments of Turkmenistan, Ashgabat and velayat khyakimliks jointly with public organizations prepared a large-scale program of cultural and sports activities as well as competitions in various sports with the aim to promote the healthy lifestyle.
The competitions among families entitled вАЬStrong familyвАЭ organized by the Central Council of the WomenвАЩs Union of Turkmenistan and Ashgabat Khyakimlik have launched a series of sports events in the Turkmen capital within the framework of the Week of Health and Happiness. A number of other interesting sports events have been held at the sports facilities of the country these days.
Thus, the national figure skating championship among children born in 2003-2007 was held at the Olympic National Sports Center.
The Palace of Children and Youth in Ashgabat hosted the competitions in chess organized by the Central Council of the Women's Union and the Ministry of Education of Turkmenistan. Over 100 fans of this intellectual game of various ages participated in the competitions.
The intellectual battles continued in the Central Chess Club that hosted the MenвАЩs National Championship of the major league.
Another national championship has started in the Turkmen capital. The days-long cycle race brought together sportsmen representing two teams - the team of the Ashgabat Sports Committee and Dashoguz Velayat team.
The conferences entitled "The country of health and happiness - my Fatherland, Turkmenistan!" have started in the higher educational institutions of the country within the framework of the festive and spots week. The conferences will last till April 6.
The ceremony of opening of the new building of the National Institute for Tourism and Sports will take place on the World Health Day, April 7.
The Open Boxing Championship in Dashoguz has brought together the teams representing the various cities and etraps of the northern region of the country, including Dashoguz, Kunya Urgench, Boldumsaz and Gubadag etraps.
More than 20 family teams from different cities and etraps of Lebap Velayat demonstrated their sportsmanship in the competitions held within the national program "Strong family - a powerful state". The teams consisting of family вАШtriosвАЩ, including father, mother and children, competed for the first places in various events. The competitions among schoolchildren were organized in the Lebap Velayat sports complex.
The competitions in various sports, including volleyball, chess, checkers, tennis, etc. have been held at the enterprises, organizations, and institutions of the eastern region of the country. Moreover, the labor groups in Lebap Velayat as well as throughout the country have organized 15-minute industrial gymnastics.
Thousands of sportsmen from all cities and etraps of the Murgab Valley took part in the sports competitions at the Mary velayat stadium designed for 10,000 spectators.
Diplomas and valuable presents were awarded to the winners.
The sports festival taking place throughout the country within the Week of Health and Happiness has started at the sports and health-improving center on the Avaza spit in Turkmenbashi.
Schoolchildren and students of the school of the Turkmenbashi Municipal Sports Committee competed in various sports, including basketball, handball and boxing.
The young athletes, best sportswomen of Turkmenbashi competed with the athletes, who won the first places of the National Championship in Callisthenic.
Within the health-improving action, the sports events and industrial gymnastics have been held at the enterprises, institutions and organisations of the littoral city. But the major competitions have been held during the week at the arenas in Turkmenbashi and sports facilities in Avaza. The labor groups of the city have taken part in the national sports and other events.
On the initiative of the sports associations of the Turkmenbashi complex of oil refineries, heat stations, the State Service of Maritime and River Transport of Turkmenistan and other industrial facilities, the days-long marathon on mini-football, basketball and volleyball will be held. On the initiative of the Youth Organisation and the Municipal Sports Committee, the competitions in kayak-paddling and canoeing will be held at the water intake channel of the heat station on April 4.
The final chord of the sports and health-improving week will be the track and field events in the Avaza national tourist zone.
State News Agency of Turkmenistan (TDH)