Supreme Council for Youth and Sport first deputy chairman and Bahrain Olympic Committee president Shaikh Khalid bin Hamad Al Khalifa has hailed the success of Bahrain Sports Day.
The annual event, in its fifth edition, was celebrated on Tuesday by ministries, government agencies, institutions and private sector companies.
The success of Bahrain Sports Day was achieved through events, activities, positive interaction between the public and private sector institutions, citizens and residents, as well as through adherence to health guidelines and precautionary measures to mitigate the spread of Covid-19, Shaikh Khalid said.
The events this year were held virtually to ensure the highest levels of safety.
“Bahrain celebrated the National Sports Day in a civilised manner and with full commitment to precautionary measures in support of national efforts led by His Royal Highness Prince Salman bin Hamad Al Khalifa, Crown Prince Prime Minister, in addressing the pandemic,” Shaikh Khalid said.
“We were counting on the awareness of citizens and residents, which was evident after we issued our directives to celebrate this year’s edition remotely because we believed in the importance of marking this national occasion and raising awareness of the importance of sport in the community.”
Shaikh Khalid lauded the efforts exerted by the Bahrain Olympic Committee and the organising committee and praised the sports programmes broadcast by Bahrain Television attended by leading sports and arts figures in the kingdom.
He also thanked sports associations, sponsors, ministries, and public and private agencies and institutions and lauded their sense of creativity in leveraging technology to mark the occasion virtually.
There was a laudable commitment to celebrate Bahrain Sports Day that reflected genuine interest in the event and great awareness of the importance of sport in promoting physical and psychological health, Shaikh Khalid said.
The commitment demonstrates the event’s positive impact on making sport a way of life and on building a healthy society, he added.