NOC starts field visits in preparation for National Sports Day12 Feb 2019 by Admin
The National Olympic Committee has started field visits as the start of the National Sports Day edges closer. Scheduled on March 7, the event is set to attract a wide array of community members. The NOC started with meetings with principals of schools and educational centres as well as the centres of people of determination.
A team from the NOC visited four educational entities, namely Nad Al Hamar School, Al Kawakeb School at Al Garhoud, JSS School and Al Noor Center for Rehabilitation of People of Determination.
The three editions of the national sports day have attracted broad community participation and discussed main ideas proposed by the executive team to ensure the participation of the largest community segments in the event. This objective echoes the goals of the initiative launched by His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice President and Prime Minister of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai to designate a sports day for practising sports activities in a joyful atmosphere. It contributed to making the Day an eagerly anticipated event every year.
Mohammed bin Darwish, Executive Director of the NOC, stated that the event had special implications this year as it coincided with the Year of Tolerance. “The initiative has been well established in the calendar and each year offers a platform for positive competition in sports, social and cultural activities involving all community spectrums,” he said.
“When the competition is built on human investment, it is bound to succeed and reach to all those living in this nation, be it citizens or residents spanning more than 200 nationalities. It will boost inter-community engagement as well as the public-private partnership. It will also be marked by happiness to all participants with events held at no specific conditions, venue or time. It is an open 24-hours invitation that promises to be a vibrant community day that recharges activity and optimism,” he added.