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Sports Ministry to rope in kids on World Children’s Day

The Sports Ministry is seeking ways to take sports to more school kids and has planned to conduct a workshop on World Children’s Day on October 1 at Torrington Square in Colombo where each child will be given a skipping rope.

Amal Edirisooriya, the Director General of the Sports Ministry told the Sunday Observer that 500 school children will be involved in this program.

“We have invited eleven schools to participate in this activity program. During this activity we hope to make them understand the advantage of sports and wish to attract them towards it,” said Edirisooriya.

The participants will be involved in basketball, jumping and netball among other sports to be conducted jointly by the Department of Sports and the Ministry of Education.

“These activities will be a long process and we also plan to conduct it island-wide after the first one in Colombo on an annual scale,” said Edirisooriya. The two Ministries will review this program at the beginning of next year and students in Grade Four are eligible to participate.

“We wish to present each student with a skipping rope and hope they will take advantage of it very well,” said Edirisooriya.