Campaign launched in HCMC to promote public exercise among public

Monday, 2021-03-29 11:35:31
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5,000 people join Olympic Run Day 2021 in Ho Chi Minh City.
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NDO - A campaign titled “All people exercise following great Uncle Ho’s example” was launched for the 2021-2030 period in Ho Chi Minh City on March 28 by the Ministry of Culture, Sports and Tourism, the city’s municipal People’s Committee, and the Ho Chi Minh Communist Youth Union.

In recent years, the campaign has been well implemented in the city, with the organisation of various activities, including events to prevent drowning among children, boat races, bicycling, and summer sporting events in rural areas.

In the 2021-2030 period, the organiser targeted to promote the practice of regular exercise and sport activities at the grass roots level, State-run agencies, schools, businesses and social organisations.

The campaign also looked to attract further participation among schoolchildren, elders, people with disabilities, public servants, and workers.

At the launching ceremony, the Ministry of Culture, Sports and Tourism presented certificates of merit to collectives and individuals who have made significant contributions to the programme on safe swimming and drowning prevention for children in the 2016-2020 period.

Outstanding contributors of the campaign “All people take exercises following great Uncle Ho’s example” from 2012-2020 also received accolades from the Ho Chi Minh Municipal People’s Committee.

The Olympic Run Day 2021 also took place on the same day, attracting around 5,000 participants across the city.

Participants competed in the 5km route, running through famous sites like the headquarters of the People’s Committee, Opera House, Notre Dame Cathedral, and Central Post Office.