The Kingdom of Bahrain celebrated the fourth edition of the Bahrain Sports Day under the theme “Get Ready… Go!” in the previous week.
The event was organized in line with the edict of His Royal Highness Prime Minister Prince Khalifa bin Salman Al Khalifa to allocate a half workday at ministries and state departments marking the National Sports Day. This is to pave the way for employees to engage in sports activities.
Civil Service Bureau (CSB) President, Ahmed bin Zayed Al-Zayed, issued CSB instruction 1/2020, explaining the resolution of the Cabinet on considering Tuesday, February 11, as a half workday for all ministries, institutions, and state departments, marking the National Sports Day 2020.
Accordingly, most ministries, state departments, private sector companies, public and private schools, clubs, sports associations and youth centers launched a variety of programs and activities for employees, citizens, and residents throughout the day. In order to achieve the event’s objectives of promoting the ‘sports for all’ concept. And also, raising awareness on the importance of sports for individuals and society.
The high organizing committee, under the supervision of the Bahrain Olympic Committee had organized an action-filled program that featured a variety of activities. It was held at the Sports Village in Isa Town Sports City (National Stadium area). This is the major venue for most events.
Get Ready… Go!
Deputy Prime Minister HRH Shaikh Khalid bin Abdullah Al Khalifa, the Chairman of the Ministerial Committee for Development and Infrastructure Projects inaugurated Busaiteen beach walkway in conjunction with the kingdom’s celebration of Bahrain Sports Day. He said the occasion is considered as an opportunity to remind people of the importance of sport for health. He emphasized keenness on providing an infrastructure guaranteeing a secure and healthy environment for citizens. Encouraging them to take up the sport as a lifestyle.
HH Shaikh Khalid bin Hamad Al Khalifa, First Deputy President of the Supreme Council for Youth and Sports (SCYS), Bahrain Olympic Committee (BOC) President has participated in Bahrain Sports Day activities. “We are happy to mark this day which has the support of HH Shaikh Nasser bin Hamad Al Khalifa, Representative of His Majesty the King for Charity Works and Youth Affairs, National Security Advisor and President of the Supreme Council for Youth and Sports to encourage everyone to exercise sports. Designating a national sports day for the Kingdom of Bahrain represents a real opportunity to break the daily routine. It also serves as a start for those who want to practice sports. Adopt it as a healthy lifestyle. It contributes to reducing the chances of having chronic diseases and gives individuals a healthy body and fitness.”, said HH Shaikh Khalid.
The Chief Executive Officer of Bahrain Tourism and Exhibitions Authority (BTEA), Nader Al-Moayyed, praised the success of the Bahrain Olympic Committee’s “Sports Village” event. Marking Bahrain Sports Day. The “Sports Village” event, under the theme “Get Set.. Go”, successfully witnessed the attendance of an incredibly large audience.
The National Guard held Sports Day activities for all National Guard units and brigades.
The activities included running for 3 kilometers, in addition to carrying out several exercises. National Guard Commander, General His Highness Shaikh Mohammed bin Isa Al Khalifa stressed the importance of enhancing the level of sport and fitness for the National Guard affiliates. By raising the levels of their internal and external participation in various championships to achieve advanced sports wins locally and internationally.
Bahrain Airport Services
Bahrain Airport Services (BAS) today organized a walkathon in Doha Arad. Marking their Bahrain Sports Day 2020. The walkathon started from the company’s headquarters, near Bahrain International Airport. Executive management and company employees participated.
Gulf Air – the national carrier of the Kingdom of Bahrain – has added scuba diving equipment to its growing list of special free baggage allowance. Up to 15 kilograms of scuba diving equipment permitted complimentary over and above the standard allowance. This is for all passengers in association with Bahrain’s Sports Day.
Bahrain’s embassy in the U.S. hosted its annual Bahrain Sports Day, sending a potent message to the local communities about the significance of sports in the Kingdom. Bahrainis are open to sports and athletic exercises as an integral part of their daily routine, the embassy said.
eGovernment Authority (iGA) organized Bahrain Sports Day program for its employees. “Bahrain Sports Day is a national initiative aimed at improving public health. All the Information and eGovernment Authority (iGA) directorates are committed to participating in.”, iGA Chief Executive Mohammed Ali Al Qaed said.
Ministry of Foreign Affairs
The Ministry of Foreign Affairs organized a sports event at Khalifa Sports City Stadium. The Ministry’s staff, officials, ambassadors and personnel diplomatic missions accredited to the Kingdom of Bahrain participated in the event. Including a number of sports such as tennis, volleyball, bicycle racing, walking, and fitness exercises.
Bahrain Telecommunication Company (Batelco) hosted the national football team, marking Bahrain Sports Day. The national football led the biggest walkathon in the history of the company. Batelco employees turned up in big numbers to take part in the sporting event at the company’s headquarters in Al-Hamala.
Ministry of Housing
The Ministry of Housing marked the Bahrain Sports Day with a string of sports activities held at the site of Al-Ramli residential project. Under the patronage of Housing Minister Basem bin Yacoub Al-Hamer, with senior officials and personnel.
Bahrain Paralympic Committee
Bahrain Paralympic Committee has participated in Bahrain Sports Day activities organized by the Bahrain Olympic Committee (BOC). Ali Al Majed, Secretary-General of the Paralympic Committee, expressed his delight at the participation of many different civil societies and institutions within its pavilion.
The American University of Bahrain (AUBH), has held its inaugural AUBH Sports Day in line with Bahrain Sports Day. Under the Patronage of His Highness Shaikh Nasser bin Hamad Al Khalifa, the representative of His Majesty the King, for Charity Works and Youth Affairs, National Security Advisor and President Supreme Council for Youth and Sports Affairs (SCYS).