Emirates News Agency – National Sports Day sends ‘positive messages’ to world’s largest cultural gathering

DUBAI, 2nd March, 2022 (WAM) — Today marks the start of the 7th National Day of Sports events with participation from all walks of life under the slogan “UAE unites us”.

National Sports Day is organized in response to the call of His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice President, Prime Minister and Ruler of Dubai, to define a sports day in which all sports, exercise and heritage will be enjoyed. His Highness Sheikh Ahmed bin Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Chairman of the National Olympic Committee, Chairman of the Supreme Committee at the initiative of the National Sports Day, called on all sectors of society, institutions and organizations to organize various activities and put into practice the concepts of friendship, cooperation and brotherhood, which are one of key principles of the Olympic movement.

The march is marked by the participation of a large number of public and sports figures. The Dubai Police Band will parade through all the pavilions along the designated route. This is a clear message that shows that sport brings together all age groups and all nationalities to paint a vivid picture of the greatest cultural gathering in the world. This makes it possible to spend National Sports Day in a special atmosphere of joy, happiness and pleasure.

The walking event culminates in the Sports and Wellness Center, where, in addition to various physical activities, there will be 33 different sports activities, including football, basketball, volleyball, badminton, women’s yoga and cycling.

On the fields of these events, sports demonstrations in fencing, taekwondo, karate and bodybuilding will be organized, which will diversify the activities and present the original version of the National Sports Day.

National Sports Day Initiative Executive Team Leader Sheikh Salem bin Sultan Al Qassimi discussed various preparations during the latest meeting of the National Sports Day Initiative Executive Working Group in the presence of Azza bint Suleiman, Under-Secretary General for Administration and Finance National Olympic Committee and members of the working group.

Vice President of the National Olympic Committee, President of the Executive Bureau Ahmed Belhoul Al Falasi said that the National Sports Day is an invitation for all members of society to engage in sports and integrate it into their lifestyle, given its huge role in maintaining physical and mental health. Al Falasi explained that the measure reflects the desire of the leaders to guarantee the health and safety of the community, while creating conditions conducive to the practice of various sports.

“Today we are witnessing the seventh edition of this initiative launched by His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice President, Prime Minister and Ruler of Dubai, to encourage the pursuit of various sports and cultural heritage. special flavor: it takes place as part of Expo 2020 Dubai, which guarantees the wide participation of representatives of different nationalities and enhances its role as a place of cultural convergence. “Sports,” said Mr. Al Falasi.

“Hosting the main event of Expo 2020 Dubai is an opportunity to showcase the harmony between the different cultures of all countries of the world and enjoy the unique atmosphere created by Expo 2020 Dubai. version of the core Olympic principles and values ​​such as cooperation, peace, affection and brotherhood. National Olympic Committee and General Administration. The working teams of des Sports will work together to make the task of the participants easier by providing all means of support.

“Under the leadership of His Highness Sheikh Ahmed bin Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Chairman of the UAE National Olympic Committee and Chairman of the National Sports Day Initiative Supreme Committee, everyone is encouraged to make this event a success by initiating events and designing events tailored to each category,” said in conclusion, Dr. Al Falasi.

Translation: Gihane Fawzi.