The World Health Day has been widely observed in Turkmenistan. Sport, physical training, health improving and other events have been held on occasion of the this remarkable date. In the morning, President Gurbanguly Berdimuhamedov has visited Ahalteke Equestrian Complex of the President of Turkmenistan. The Head of the State has also paid a visit to the Olympic village.
In his congratulation message to compatriots on occasion of the World Health Day, the President highlighted that big success has been achieved in organization of mass physical training and health improving movement and sport development, in popularization of the principles of healthy life style, education of physically fit and spiritually strong generation under realization of national reformation programmes.
Consolidation of efforts in social sphere is a character feature of the policy of the Head of the State. Following the idea that health of each person is not just individual but also a social value, President Gurbanguly Berdimuhamedov initiated big projects for formation of relative infrastructure including medical and sport facilities.
All conditions has been made in the country for development of various sports. At the same time, traditional sports like horse races are remained. Due to support of the Head of the State, national equestrian industry has entered new level, unprecedented measures for modernization of equipment and facility base, activation of international cooperation in this sphere, promotion of Turkmen horse riding school are taken.
Big work is carried out in Ahalteke equestrian Complex of the President of Turkmensistan for breeding of thoroughbred ‘heaven’ horses, improvement of their exterior and best sport characteristics.
Having visited the horse named Gyratym, the Head of the State took it out to arena for training. Gyratym followed all commands with willingness catching all given sign. The trust is the most important thing in collaboration of man and horse.
As is known, the Head of the State pays special attention to further growth of the world prestige of ahalteke horses – national pride and heritage of Turkmen people. With direct participation of the President, our country has turned into the centre of international events for solution of subjects of development of ahalteke horse breeding.
Big foreign organizations engaged in breeding ahalteke horses, famous horse breeders, specialists of this industry come to the home of glorious horses and discuss subjects of development of the breed, protection of its purity and spread in the world.
Having played important role in the destiny of Turkmen nation, ahalteke horse is a phenomenon of national and world culture and today, it remains as a talisman of our country, image of embodied dream of the nation and symbol of strive for the progress.
Having had some exercises with Gyratym, the Head of the State left Ahalteke Equestrian Complex. After, Turkmen leader and his son Serdar Berdimuhamedov went by bicycles to the Olympic village.
Paying special attention to the formation of modern sport infrastructure, the President has brought the work in this direction to the rank of priorities of the state policy. Building of the Olympic village that has no analogues in the region in our capital is one of visual examples. Many times, it hosted large-scale competitions with participation of the athletes from dozens of the states. But what is most important, which is highlighted by President Gurbanguly Berdimuhamedov, construction of the Olympic village gave strong impulse to development of sports in the country.
The Olympic village, which structure includes 40 various sport facilities, has become an attraction of Ashgabat and pride of its residents. all facilities of the complex are distinguished by expressive aesthetic image and artistic and monumental image of the horse rising above the main arena, which was listed in the Guinness Record Book, is the most outstanding element.
In the Olympic village, the Head of the State has visited indoor racing track and made a training ride.
By all parameters, this racing track meets international standards and modern requirements for similar facilities. The conditions made in this place allow holding international competitions. Racing track has visitor stands for 6,000 people, all necessary infrastructure, which provides comfort for sportsmen, coaches, technical and service personnel and, of course for the fans, the lovers of cycling.
New page in the history of national cycling movement has started after opening of racing track in the Olympic village as such facility was the first one to be built in Turkmenistan. The quality of the facility was evaluated by specialists of International Cycling Union.
Today, the sports has become an integral part of life of society. participation of our sportsmen in the world sport movement is expanded, their medals and awards of different tournaments and championships are convincing evidence of that attention, which the President pays to development of sports and its infrastructure making all conditions for finding of talents and improvement of skills of athletes.
The President of Turkmenistan demonstrates himself that sports is a way of heath. He regularly do exercises, jogs, rides a bike, outstandingly drives a car and rides a horse.
After, the Head of the State discussed with his companions the subjects of popularization or principles of healthy life style and sports, mass physical training and health improving movement.
As is known, Turkmen leader holds the issues related to sports and health of the nation under permanent attention. Tournament, which were held in the last few years with participation of sportsmen from dozens of countries, have improved the status of Turkmenistan as important international sport centre.
Resolution about announcement of June 3 as the World Bicycle Day, which was adopted by initiative of Turkmenistan at the 82nd session of the 72nd UN General Assembly, has become a reflection of high appraisal of proposals of Turkmen side on development of sports and physical training and health improving movement, work for intensification of cooperation with the state and nations in this field, improvement of ecological level in society by the world community.
President Gurbanguly Berdimuhamedov noted that the first cycling association has been founded in Ashgabat in 1894. The first cycling competition has been organized after one year after the opening, which gave start to the development of cycling in Turkmenistan. At present, the bicycle have not lost its relevance. On the contrary, it received new types, forms and functions. The biggest part of human population use bicycle in its daily life as alternative eco-friendly transport. This trend is also developing in our country.
Declaration of June 3 as the World Bicycle Day is undisputable evidence of recognition of initiative of our neutral state aimed at strengthening of peace, friendly and fruitful relations, intensification of international cooperation in sport field.
As is known, the monument, which appearance will reflect rich history and modern achievements of our nation, is under construction in Ashgabat in honour of the World Bicycle Day.
Today, number of people going in for sport has been significantly increased in Turkmenistan. The importance of sports has also been increased in the society. The main strategy of development of national sports and strengthening of principles of healthy life style in the society is to increase the number of supporters of sport and physical training especially among the children and youth.
Physical training, health improving and sport activity is a consolidation of efforts of the state and society. In this aspect, Turkmenistan shows positive example of successful active measures aimed at development and propaganda of physical training and sports in near- and long trm perspectives to other states.
The right on hosting of the World Track Cycling Championship in Ashgabat in 2021 by the International Cycling Union is an evidence of high trust rendered to our country and big success of sport policy implemented by President Gurbanguly Berdimuhamedov.
It is worth to mention with a feeling of pride that Turkmenistan has been listed in the Guinness Record Book in nominations related to the cycling. As is known cycling training, which representatives of the Guinness World Record Book have announced as the biggest educational cycling lesson in the world, took place at multifunctional Ashgabat Stadium in 2018. 3,246 people were the participants of this major event.
On year after, the longest cycling parade in one lane has been held in Olympic village of Ashgabat in June 2019 and the world record was announced again. The participants of large-scale cycling action have formed up in a line at certain distance from each other and ride around the Olympic village, having covered the distance of 3,300 meters. This record has also been entered in the Guinness World Record Book.
Life-asserting power of strive to physical and spiritual perfection has brought numerous lovers of healthy life style, who followed example of President Gurbanguly Berdimuhamedov, to the racing tracks all over Turkmenistan. In the time when tense situation related to the coronavirus remains in the world, quiet epidemiological situation is provided in Turkmenistan owing to timely measures.
Bringing of infection to the country was prevented in the result of far-seeing policy, including in health protection system and these preventive measures are continued. Therefore, the wide celebration of the World Health Day is so important.
In this context, the efficiency of the State health programme, under which modern medical centres, sanatoriums, pharmacological and other relative facilities have been built, which brought national health protection system to new level, is worth to be mentioned.
The Government sends significant resources for expansion of modern sport and health improving infrastructure as well as for provision of compliance with international standards. The projects of educational and pre-school facilities built in the country include well-equipped gyms, basketball and volleyball fields, swimming pools, tennis courts and other.
Children health improving centres in Gyokdere, all velayats and Avaza National tourist zone have excellent conditions for active leisure. All of these is a visual indication that a human being is the highest value of the state.
During the conversation, the head of Turkmenistan has highlighted the subjects of development of physical culture, which is an important condition in protection and strengthening of health of the nation. In this regard, having stopped at the issues of education of younger generation, President Gurbanguly Berdimuhamedov highlighted the necessity of involvement of sport and work in this process.
The formation of integrity of physical, spiritual, intellectual and professional development of young people is a complicated educational process, which requires joint efforts from family, educational and other social institutions of the society, the President of Turkmenistan said, having requested to hold fulfilment of objectives related to the assertion of the principles of healthy life style under permanent control. It is important to use sport complexes, facilities and sport grounds for their solution.
The Head of the State wished strong health, family wealth and success to his associates and left the place of event.
Source: Turkmenistan State News Agency-TDH