Oct 13, 2009, 4:05 AM
The 2nd edition of the event, held under the auspices of the National Sports Council, will take place at July 22nd Square in Banjul. It is expected that at least 60 institutions will take part in the event.
The objectives of this year’s edition include, among other things, to encourage healthy lifestyles for the citizenry who ordinarily would not take part in sports and physical exercise, as a means of keeping fit; to enhance knowledge on the ethics of sports; to use sports as a unifying force in the society; to enhance the passion for sports and sports-related activities and thus create an attraction; to use sports as a platform for physical activity and to use sports to break barriers of discrimination of any form.
This edition of the May Day Mass Sports, as part of activities marking the Gambia’s Golden Jubilee, will commence with a colourful parade of participating institutions to be led by the National Organising Committee.The sports activities will be preceded by an address by the Hon. Minister of Youth and Sports, among other personalities.
interested institutions are, therefore, urged to ensure they effect their
payments on or before the said deadline.