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National Sports and Physical Fitness Promotion Week declared

National Sports and Physical Fitness Promotion Week declared

[Jan 11 2017]

The week commencing 06th February to 12th February has been declared as the "National Sports and Physical Fitness Promotion Week" with the aim of creating healthy, happy and energetic Sri Lankan generation. In parallel to this event, numerous Sports and Physical Fitness Promotion programmes are scheduled to launch across the country.

A discussion in this regard was held at the Presidential Secretariat, today (10) under the patronage of President Maithripala Sirisena and during the meeting the President instructed the officials to implement this programme taking the contribution of all the relevant sectors.

The President also pointed out the of implementing programmes to promote the mental well-being of the people as well as the physical fitness.

Accordingly, 06th February has been declared as State and Corporation officials Sports and Physical Fitness Promotion Day.

February 07 - Private Sector Sports and Physical Fitness Promotion Day.

February 08- Mother and child Sports and Physical Fitness Promotion Day.

February 09- Women Sports and Physical Fitness Promotion Day.

February 10- Adults and differently-abled persons Sports and Physical Fitness Promotion Day.

February 11- Youth Sports and Physical Fitness Promotion Day.

February 12- Community Participation Day of Sports and Physical Fitness Promotion Day.

Many programmes have been scheduled to implement in this regard.

Ministers and MPs, including the Minister of Sports, Dayasiri Jayasekara, Ministers Rajitha Senaratne, W. D. J. Senevirathne, Mahinda Samarasinghe, Chandrani Bandara, Secretaries to the Ministries, Heads of the Departments and the public officials participated in this discussion.

Courtesy: President's Media Division

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