THE Ministry of Youth, Sports, and Entrepreneur Development’s (MYSED) plans to organise 60 mass sports development programmes to cultivate and promote a healthy lifestyle.
Its Minister Datuk Seri Abdul Karim Rahman Hamzah said among the mass sports programmes to be held this year will be the MYSED Sport Carnival, Extreme Sport Competition, Road Bike Challenge and Sarawak Fast and Folding Challenge targeting more than 30,000 youth in Sarawak.
He said to enhance unity among the community, his ministry had initiated the Sarawak X-Tive Programme with. the. aim of encouraging mass participation in sports activities.
“Sarawak X-Tive focuses on emphasising strategic approach in implementing various sports activities for different levels of the community, our objective and mission is to build Sarawak through sports as a way of life,” he said in his his ministerial winding-up speech today.
He the Sarawak X-Tive programme emphasises sports culture among youth and the community which targeted four main areas, namely fitness sports, recreational sports, extreme sports and traditional sports.
The first-ever Sarawak X-Tive Programme was launched by Premier Datuk Patinggi Tan Sri Abang Johari Tun Openg in Gedong district and simultaneously in all 12 divisions on March 5.
It involved engagement and collaboration with the divisional Resident’s Office accompanied by the respective local elected representatives, 30 SABERKAS branches and other non-governmental organisations (NGOs).
The programme was well received and participated by 12,000 participants with a total of 137 sports being organised statewide.