Vice-Chairman of State Administration Council Deputy Prime Minister Vice-Senior General Soe Win Delivers a Speech at First Meeting of Leading Committee on Organizing 5th National Sports Festival 2024

The Leading Committee on Organizing the 5th National Sports Festival 2024 held its first meeting at the meeting hall of the Ministry of Sports and Youth Affairs in Nay Pyi Taw on 28 May. Vice-Chairman of the State Administration Council (SAC) Deputy Prime Minister Vice-Senior General Soe Win, in his capacity as the Patron of the Leading Committee, attended the event and had discussions as follows:

  • Sports promotion amounts to defending the country. Likewise, sports victory reflects national development.
  • The improvement of sports standards shows the prestige and progress of the country. As such, since the assumption of the State responsibilities, the SAC has been making all-round efforts to raise the standards of the nation’s sports.
  • Therefore, the SAC is also seriously implementing the second point of the three social objectives included in its nine objectives: “To elevate the health and sports sectors inclusive of all the people, improving the longevity and health of the nation”.
  • The significance of national sports festival is that it is a national level event and has the highest number of teams and athletes from all over the country.
  • It is important to systematically organize the 5th festival on a grand scale during the tenure of the SAC government as it will be held nearly ten years after the 4th festival.
  • The national sports festival will have two parts: inter-ministry events and inter-state/region events.
  • The festival would be categorized as six sports events at the inter-ministry level and 23 events at the inter-state/region level, with the participation of some 6,500 athletes.
  • It is necessary to choose the outstanding athletes who would set records close to the records of first, second and third prize winners in the XXXII SEA Games as tentatively selected players for the nation to be able to compete in the international sports competitions.

After that, members of the committee Union Ministers, the Auditor-General of the Union, the Nay Pyi Taw Council Chairman, region and state chief ministers and officials had sector-wise discussions on ensuring the holding of the 5th National Sports Festival on a grand scale.

After hearing the reports, the Patron of the Leading Committee the SAC Vice-Chairman Deputy Prime Minister coordinated measures related to discussions and reports.

Source: MWD (29-5-2024)

  • The improvement of sports standards shows the prestige and progress of the country. As such, since the assumption of the State responsibilities, the SAC has been making all-round efforts to raise the standards of the nation’s sports.
  • It is important to systematically organize the 5th festival on a grand scale during the tenure of the SAC government as it will be held nearly ten years after the 4th festival.
  • The festival would be categorized as six sports events at the inter-ministry level and 23 events at the inter-state/region level, with the participation of some 6,500 athletes.
engdate: 
Wednesday, May 29, 2024 - 20:30
month: 
May, 2024