By Faris Fuad
PUTRAJAYA, 17 August (Malaysiaaktif) — The National Sports Day is aimed at inculating healthy lifestyle among Malaysians by organising exciting sporting events, which will take place on October 10 nationwide.
The event is an initiative by the Youth and Sports Ministry as an important measure in the Transformation of Malaysia to become a sporting nation.
Youth and Sports Minister, Khairy Jamaluddin said sports played vital role in nation building and the event itself involved mass participation of Malaysians in practicing a healthier lifestyle.
“It also tells of the personal success stories of athletes who have excelled and are role models for our younger generations” said Khairy in his opening speech of the programme at Putrajaya.
Khairy said the event is also an opportunity for the nation to improve the health of the population, recognise sporting talents and foster a spirit of unity.
The National Sports Day has been placed as a national agenda in line with the nation’s aspirations towards vision 2020
It was officially launched by Prime Minister, Datuk Seri Najib Tun Razak last March 24.