The Embassy of Malaysia held its first sports day in Kuwait on Saturday morning in celebration of its country’s National Sports Day. Ambassador of Malaysia to Kuwait H.E. Ahmad Rozian Abd Ghani spearheaded the occasion held on embassy grounds. The National Sports Day is celebrated on second Saturday of the month of October all over the world.
In his opening remarks, Ambassador Abd Ghani mentioned that the sports day hopes to bring all Malaysians together wherever they are in the world. It also helps create awareness on the importance of health and exercise through sports activities.
The Malaysian envoy also added that Malaysia has taken its place among the icons of Olympics to name a few; World Badminton Player Datuk Lee Chong Wei, Asia’s fastest man Datuk M. Jegathesan, Victorious Malaysian team of the 60s, World squash champion Nicol David and many others. He also expressed his gratitude to all Malaysians who gave their support to their contingents who participated in the Asian shooting championship in October and also urged nationals to support the Malaysian players who will compete in December in Kuwait.
The event started with an Islamic prayer and the singing of the Malaysian National Anthem. This was followed by a fifteen-minute warm up of Cardio Zumba led by Gym Team instructors Ricky Laxa of The Viking Club of the Radisson Blu hotel and Jam of Rush Gym.
The sporting highlights of the day included highly competitive matches of darts, chess, badminton and table tennis, and the event culminated with a distribution of prizes to the winners.
“We thank everyone who volunteered to make this event possible and to all those who prepared refreshments and food for everyone and those who participated on the occasion,” said the Malaysian Ambassador.