In line with directives of HRH Prince Khalifa bin Salman Al Khalifa, the Prime Minister, to allocate a half working day on 13th of February in order to celebrate Bahrain’s Sports Day; the Information & eGovernment Authority (iGA) organizes a variety of sports programs and activities for its employees related to the health, nutrition and fitness fields.

On such occasion, iGA Chief Executive Mr. Mohamed Ali AlQaed stated that the Authority has organized numerous sport activities and programs in order to enhance the perception of fitness for all, strengthen relationships amongst employees as well as participate in raising awareness of the role fitness plays together with its importance in improving physical and emotional health. He also pointed-out that the Authority is always keen on annually participating in such a day by organizing a variety of fitness educational activities.

AlQaed thanked His Highness Shaikh Nasser bin Hamad Al Khalifa – His Majesty’s representative of charitable work, Chairman of Supreme Council for Youth and Sport (SCYS) and President of Bahrain Olympic Committee (BOC) – for his support to the Sports Day which is a driving force to provide more programs that contribute in spreading awareness of the importance of sports and promotes change of behavior towards a more healthy lifestyle.

The Sports program, organized by the Authority on 13th February, comprise walking for all iGA employees at the Prince Khalifa bin Salman Park with the presence of physiotherapy specialists from the Middle East Medical Center (MEM) for females and males. Additionally, iGA will be holding a number of optional educational activities and sport programs for its employees for an entire week involving several lectures associated with fitness and nutrition presented by the Fitness Instructor Khalid AlBastaki; a lecture will also be given on Nutrition and Health by MEM Nutritionist Dr. Abeer AlGhawi; evening sport classes will also be presented to all employees; along with the Biggest Loser Competition launch to allow iGA employees to compete on losing weight and encourage fitness exercises as well as follow healthy diets.

All updates on the events can be viewed on Authority’s social media accounts @iGABahrain on Instagram, Facebook and Twitter.