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Benefits of physical exercises

The morning physical exercises in all nursery schools of our country demonstrate that the younger generations take the first steps towards following a healthy lifestyle. Physical exercises before breakfast play an important role in improving the child's blood circulation and in developing body parts. Thus, while performing exercises, it is important to hold the upright position of the body and to do them completely and correctly. Children should start exercising with a quick walking and a light running on the spot. Exercises for the hands include moving them straight forward, up, sideways, and down.

Table tennis

Table tennis is one of the most popular sports in the world. It is more developed in Asian countries, especially in China and Korea. Table tennis is a sport that can be played by two players or teams. This game is also called ping-pong. This name does not have much meaning; it just reminds the sounds when the racket hits the ball. The game is played on the table (76 centimetres – height, 274 centimetres – length), by hitting the ball back and forth across the net using small solid rackets and following the relevant rules.

Turkmenistan is a sports power

The participation of the Turkmen athletes in large international events reflects the sports achievements and the success of the sports policy put forward by the President of Turkmenistan. Our compatriots win different prizes, including in gold medals, at these events. Large-scale investments are being made for the development of the sports system, and new scientific achievements and advanced technologies are introduced into the system. Multifunctional stadiums, sports complexes and specialized sports schools have been built in the cities and villages of our country. The construction of gyms, football, basketball, volleyball and tennis courts, and swimming pools in secondary and pre-school institutions form the basis for doing sports in our country.

A wonderful work by Arkadag

The magnificent work ‘Ömrümiň manysy’ by Hero-Arkadag Gurbanguly Berdimuhamedov reflects the national spiritual and moral values, the glorious history and philosophy of life of the Turkmen people. Complementing the wonderful works by Hero-Arkadag, the six-chapter book has been warmly welcomed by the readers. Analysing the knowledge and rich experience described in the new philosophical work, the Turkmen leader pays special attention to the issues of spiritual perfection, the law of creation, and the human virtues. The wise popular sayings and quotations from prominent personalities and philosophers of the past enhance the significance of the work. This book contributes to understanding of the rich spiritual world of the Turkmen people and represents great educational value to our compatriots, especially the younger generations.

Ashgabat is a blossoming garden

As was noted at the online meeting of the Cabinet of Ministers on April 22, Deputy Secretary-General of the UN, Executive Secretary of the United Nations Economic Commission for Europe (UNECE) announced that Ashgabat was awarded the Certificate of Gratitude in recognition for the pledge to the Trees in Cities Challenge. This good news has greatly inspired our compatriots. The good news from the Permanent Mission of Turkmenistan to the United Nations Office in Geneva demonstrated that special attention is paid to the state policy of the country in the field of environmental protection, conservation and biodiversity.

New qualification criteria for swimmers

The International Swimming Federation has released the qualification criteria and the qualifying events schedule for the Paris 2024 Olympic Games. The qualification criteria are slightly different from those of the previous Games.

Inspiring news

The United Nations Economic Commission for Europe (UNECE) awarded the Certificate of Gratitude to Ashgabat in recognition for the pledge to the Trees in Cities Challenge. This good news has greatly inspired our compatriots. As is known, the tree planting campaigns have special importance in human life. In this context, the selection of sustainable species of trees for this region of the country ensures that the work is effective. At the same time, the planting of orchards enhances the beauty of our country and ensures the abundance of fruits. It is necessary to plant fruit trees and grapes along with coniferous trees during the mass tree planting season. Thus, forest zones are being formed around the cities and villages in our country. At the same time, the active use of scientific achievements and water-saving technologies is very beneficial in terms of both economy and ecology.

A gift from heaven

The Turkmen people have long cherished their horses, saying, ‘I will not call you a horse, I will call you a brother’. This kindness means that the attitude of the Turkmen people towards the horses is rooted in the patriotic feelings. The love and respect of the Turkmen people for horses is based on ancient national principles. These principles are rooted in divine love. Our ancestors used to say, ‘a horse is an aim’, ‘when you wake up in the morning, see your father first, and then see your horse’, ‘where there is a horse, there will be a holiday’, as well as ‘a girl-like horse’, ‘a bride-like horse’. These descriptive phrases demonstrate the attitude of our ancestors.

Absent is a world-famous horse

Absent is a horse that has left an indelible mark in the history of the Olympic Games. This beautiful black horse was born in 1952 in Taraz (former Jambyl), Kazakhstan. The genealogy of the horse originates from the unique horses that have been bred for millennia on the Turkmen soil. Born from the horses Arab and Bakkara, Absent was descended from the famous horse Boynav (born in 1885). In 1955–1968, Absent left a significant mark in equestrian sports. At the Exhibition of Achievements of National Economy in Moscow in 1958, Absent was awarded a Level I Certificate for beauty among the Ahalteke horses. Absent took second place in the 1958 European Show Jumping Championships in Aachen, Germany. A year later, the horse won a gold medal at the Spartakiad of the Peoples of the USSR and the title of champion of the USSR.

Modern sports facilities

Excellent conditions are created for the education of physically and mentally healthy generations in our country. The modern facilities built in different corners of the country are of great importance in encouraging young people to do physical culture and sports. The modern infrastructure projects in the capital and in the Velayat centres ensure excellent conditions for the residents to do sports and to follow the principles of a healthy lifestyle. The Olympic Village in the capital, the sports complex in the Avaza National Tourist Zone, the sports facilities in the Velayat centres and Etraps demonstrate this fact.

The values of the Turkmen people

The Ahalteke horses are one of the sacred, world-famous, and glorious values of the Turkmen people. This truth is reflected in the fact that the horse is depicted in the center of the State Emblem of Turkmenistan. Thus, the glory of the Ahalteke horses has been passed down from generation to generation for centuries. The history of our ‘heavenly’ horses has a worthy place in the national literature and in the works of other peoples. Besides other features of the Turkmen horses, they provide a lot of information on their beauty, endurance and strength.

The youth on the way to perfection

Impressive work is underway in the field of education and youth policy, as well as in other spheres in our independent, permanently neutral Motherland. To date, young patriotic, honest, well-educated and skilful professionals are the guarantors of a happy future for our country. Thus, the laws, decrees, and special programmes, including in the Foreign Languages Teaching Concept, related to science and education, have been adopted in Turkmenistan. The foreign languages become more important in the revival of the new epoch of the powerful state, when the economic potential of our country grows and international cooperation expands. This fact demonstrates that languages represent an important part of understanding, move beyond the role of communication and make rapid progress. Turkmen State Architecture and Construction Institute conducts effective work to prepare physically and mentally healthy, skilful young professionals.

The source of wellness

The countries that pay great attention to the young generations are considered the most powerful nations in the world. Turkmenistan has great confidence in the youth and creates excellent conditions to educate well-developed, patriotic and skilful young professionals. Health provides joy and inspiration to a person. People need basic physical activity to be healthy. It means that sport is the best way to wellness and the source of inspiration and beauty. Our country pays great attention to sport as a priority of the state policy. The development and promotion of the mass physical culture and health movement is the key to achieving physical and mental well-being of the younger generations.

Bicycle means ecology and wellness

Great achievements have been made in health and ecology, as well as in other spheres in the revival of the new epoch of the powerful state. These achievements are recognized by the world community and international organizations. The concern for health and a healthy lifestyle is reflected in the state programmes, the Laws of Turkmenistan, the large-scale construction of medical institutions, sports facilities, the expansion of the sanatorium and recreation system, and in the social, economic and spiritual development of the people.

Success of international initiatives

The Resolution ‘Integration of mainstream bicycling into public transportation systems for sustainable development’ was adopted at the 61st plenary meeting of the 76th Session of the UN General Assembly at the initiative of Turkmenistan. With the adoption of the document, the UN declares that the global community recognizes and fully supports international measures such as promoting the importance of bicycles in society and organizing cycling rides as important means of physical and mental health. This fact demonstrates that Turkmenistan successfully pursues the state policy aimed at strengthening peace, friendship and fruitful cooperation in the region and in the world.

The basis for health and friendship

The concern of the President of Turkmenistan Serdar Berdimuhamedov for the healthy, spiritual development of the younger generations, and for the modern education and upbringing in our country has a great importance in the year, held under the motto ‘the Era of the People with Arkadag’. The UN General Assembly adopted the Resolution ‘Integration of mainstream bicycling into public transportation systems for sustainable development’, co-authored by 62 countries, at the 61st plenary meeting of its 76th Session at the initiative of Turkmenistan on March 15 this year. The adoption of the Resolution demonstrated that the wide range of opportunities created in our country for the physical and spiritual development of our people, especially children and youth, bears fruits. The UN General Assembly has declared June 3 as the World Bicycle Day by adopting a Resolution, which was initiated by Turkmenistan, during the 82 plenary meeting of its 72 Session on April 12, 2018. That fact evidenced the complete international support to the initiatives of our country aimed at strengthening of peace, friendship and fruitful cooperation through sport.

Nature and nation

Nature and its beauties serve as the first source of inspiration for the daily needs and essential interests of humanity. A clean, comfortable environment provides the key opportunities for the human health, for the development of talents and life, and for the increase in life expectancy. The mass tree-planting campaigns represent a modern continuation of national customs and ancient horticultural traditions related to the wise approach to natural resources, which contributes to the close relationships between the environment and society.

New epoch brings new inspiration

The Turkmen students are happy to witness many events written in the letters of gold on the history of our country in the revival of the new epoch of the powerful state. In the speech at the inauguration ceremony held at the Ruhyet Palace in the capital on March 19, the popularly elected President of Turkmenistan Serdar Berdimuhamedov noted, ‘In the sphere of education, digital technologies will be widely used, distance learning and data exchange will be carried out. These measures will raise the level of the educational process at the domestic institutions of higher education to one of the highest in the world’. These historical words are directly attributed to students and assign great responsibility to them. As the scholars say, the world of science and education is the enlightening power of the future goals, existence and life of every human being.

Turkmenistan is a sports country

In the years of independence, Turkmenistan has established the physical culture and sports movements and has contributed to international cooperation in this sphere. To implement this policy, our country built and put into operation multifunctional stadiums, physical education and health complexes, hippodromes, sports schools, and similar facilities in all regions. The methods of training athletes and specialists have been improved in our country. Turkmenistan has gathered wide experience of holding sports events, and the Turkmen athletes successfully perform at international events. Since January 1, 2012, Turkmenistan Sport TV channel has been covering the achievements in physical culture and sport under the motto ‘Turkmenistan is a Country of Health and Inspiration’ to promote the principles of a healthy lifestyle. Despite the climatic conditions, Turkmenistan has created excellent opportunities for winter sports. The Winter Sports Complex has been built in Ashgabat, and the Multifunctional Sports Complex in the Avaza National Tourist Zone has large ice rinks. The national hockey championship has been held in our country for several years; and figure skating and short-track speed skating are being actively developed.

When Nowruz comes to the world...

In early spring, the Turkmen steppe turns into a lush green meadow. The sounds of lambs, the sweet melodies of birds – all of this heralds the beginning of spring, the queen of the seasons. Thus, Nowruz is the New Year. On the first day of the New Year, our people give their best wishes. Our compatriots pray for peace, prosperity, health and unity of the people, and well-being of the country. On Nowruz, people talk about honesty and start important affairs. After Nowruz, farmers sow seeds into the fertile soil and pray for rich crop.