DUBAI: Students from more than 60 private schools in Dubai attended activities and celebrated UAE National Sports Day at Knowledge and Human Development Authority (KHDA) in Dubai International Academic City on Thursday.
More than 240 students united to represent their schools and participate in the activities with their teachers in collaboration with a number of supporting institutions, including GravityDXB, GolfDXBand Bounce Dubai.
Students from different age groups took part in 7km, 3km and 1.5km obstacle races and started the day with a sunrise run. Other activities hosted during the sports day included parkour, trampoline challenge, sparring, golfing, Zumba, table tennis, basketball challenge and crossfit challenge among others.
Dr Abdulla Al Karam, Chairman of the Board of Directors and Director General of KHDA in Dubai, said: “The UAE National Sports Day is a wonderful initiative which brings together people to celebrate wellbeing as it fuels positive energy. We are keen to promote sporting activities and celebrate it with the students and school community to instill happiness.”
The event was inaugurated by Saeed Hareb, Secretary General of Dubai Sports Council.
DEWA JOINS IN
Meanwhile, Dubai Electricity and Water Authority’s (Dewa’s) employees also took part in sports activities. The events were jointly organised by Dewa’s Sports and Women’s committees.
“Our participation in UAE National Sports Day supports the vision of the wise leadership, to promote sports among the community.
“At Dewa, we aim to raise awareness and highlight sports for a healthy lifestyle, productivity, creativity, and innovation. We also support all activities that promote cohesion among the community, and highlight the values of kindness, friendliness and harmony. This is to achieve the UAE Vision 2021, and the Dubai Plan 2021,” said Saeed Mohammed Al Tayer, MD and CEO of Dewa.
“Dewa is committed to organising distinctive sports events for its employees, to encourage their involvement in national sporting events.
“This reflects the shared human values, and our harmonious community. Dewa takes priority in achieving the happiness and well-being of the community, through a wide range of social, humanitarian and charitable initiatives. At Dewa, our role is not only to provide utility services according to the highest levels of efficiency and reliability, but also to contribute to the economic, environmental, and social sustainability of Dubai,” added Tayer.