President of Turkmenistan Gurbanguly Berdimuhamedov took part in public event dedicated to 50-days countdown until the start of V Asian Indoor and Martial Arts Games. The action started with cycling race where thousands of compatriots – capital and regions residents, took part.
Early in the morning, the President of Turkmenistan arrived in one of the most beautiful areas in the Kopetdag foothills where he was met by the Chairperson of the Mejlis, Deputy Chairmen of the Cabinet of Ministers, leaders of military and law enforcement agencies, ministries and departments, non-governmental organizations, mass media, Hyakim of Ashgabat, representatives of diplomatic missions and foreign organizations accredited in Turkmenistan, honoured elders and youth.
Speaking with the heads of foreign diplomatic missions, Turkmen Leader expressed the gratitude for their active participation in the events important for our country, celebrations of remarkable dates and in current action. The President of Turkmenistan has invited foreign diplomats and heads of international organizations with their families, friends and relatives to take part in the opening ceremony of Ashgabat 2017 Games.
In their turn, foreign diplomats expressed the sincere gratitude for the conditions made in Turkmenistan for the development of international cooperation, bilateral and multilateral relations and fruitful contacts in all spheres.
After, musical performance of arts masters, which brought the expression of inspiration, cheerful charge of vigorous sports songs to the celebration atmosphere, was held.
After musical performance, public cycling race has started from Chandybil Avenue, where numerous Ashgabat citizens and the guests of the capital have gathered. Good and cheerful mood and energy of good and healthy morning reigned among the cyclers – the representatives of working groups of the ministries and departments, organizations and enterprises, universities students and even honoured elders who wished to participate in all-nation event.
Participation of the Head of the State in this event highlighted the status on not only this event but also all the projects related to the health of the nation and serve as vivid evidence that formation of integrated national system of physical, spiritual and moral improvement is a state and political dominant.
Everything was ready for the race. The President of Turkmenistan gave start to the cycling raid and headed the column.
During cycling cross, the President of the country gave number of assignments to relative leaders on high level of public events of 2017 Asian Games and deserving reception of the guests and participants of the Games.
Having passed ring intersection with Bitaraplyk Monument, the participants of cycling march entered Bitarap Turkmenistan Avenue. The movement of the column along one of the most beautiful streets of the capital lined up with excellent white-marble building shining with tinted glasses and gilding of ornamental décor, looked very effective and spectacular.
President Gurbanguly Berdimuhamedov entered the main square of the country with the State tribune. The Head of the State is welcomed with the joy by artists singing songs. Having stopped at the tribune, the President watched celebration event expanded at the square.
There, the Head of the State had a talk with the Executive Director of «Trivandi Сhanzo Limited» Mrs Gene Tomlin who noted that is a great honour for her Company to be Turkmenistan’s partner in preparation of V Asian Indoor and Martial Arts Games and expressed her gratitude for the conditions made for fruitful work and hospitality.
After, President Gurbanguly Berdimuhamedov received accreditation certificate No. 1 and invitation to the opening and closing ceremony of V Asian Indoor and Martial Arts Games as well as to sports competitions.
Having expressed the gratitude for the honour, the Head of the State noted that all efforts would be taken to provide high organizational level of Ashgabat 2017 Games.
Having expressed the gratitude to «Trivandi Сhanzo Limited» and its Executive Director, the Head of the State mentioned that at the moment when Turkmenistan received the right to host Asian Indoor Games, the Charter of the Games had 16 sports and now it has 21. The number of countries participating in the Games was 22 but Oceania states were joined to them and their amount reached 64 countries. It indicates unprecedented scale of V Asian Indoor and Martial Arts Games.
The Head of the State held short session with participation of the Chairperson of the Mejlis, members of the Government, leaders of military and law enforcement agencies and the Hyakim of Ashgabat. During the session, the Head of the State gave assignments pf preparation of Ashgabat 2017 Games, training of the sportsmen and organization of cultural public events to be held during V Asian Games.
After, President of Turkmenistan Gurbanguly Berdimuhamedov expressed the gratitude t all participants of the event and, having bade warm goodbye, left the place of the event.
Cycling event was held not only in our white-marble capital but also in all regions of the country. Aspiration for physical and spiritual perfectness brought numerous supporters of healthy life style to the roads throughout Turkmenistan.
More than 7700 people took part in the race just in Ashgabat. On this occasion, the traffic on all streets was limited in Ashgabat from 7 am to 7 pm. The movement was allowed only by bicycles excluding public transport and emergency service vehicles.
This day will be remembered for a long time not only the cycling fans but also to all Turkmenistan citizens as this large-scale event marks entry of physical training and health improving movement in the country to new level, which is aimed at wellbeing and full life of Turkmen people and every citizen.
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