MALAYSIA AIRPORTS TAKES UP THE CALL TO TRANSFORM MALAYSIA INTO A SPORTING NATION BY CELEBRATING HARI SUKAN NEGARA 2017 WITH THE ENTIRE AIRPORT COMMUNITY
14 October 2017
SEPANG – Malaysia Airports takes up the call to transform Malaysia into a sporting nation by celebrating Hari Sukan Negara 2017 with the entire airport community that was held earlier today at the main terminal of KL International Airport. Hari Sukan Negara, an initiative by the Ministry of Youth and Sports is an annual national level event that aims to turn Malaysia into a sporting nation. Malaysia Airports is proud to support and celebrate the 3rd edition of the Hari Sukan Negara that saw the participation of more than 300 employees and airport guests in the various activities held during the event.
In meeting the objective of supporting nation, the Hari Sukan Negara 2017 hosted by Malaysia Airports has gathered the excited participants from the airport community itself. Clad in full sportswear, they took part in the three-hour long event that was filled with many exciting activities like KLIA Aerobics & Zumba party, Kayuhan KLIA, and ‘AIRmazing Race’.
The Hari Sukan Negara which was launched by Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Tun Razak on 24 March 2015, is an initiative driven by the Youth and Sports Ministry as a proactive measure in the transformation of Malaysia to become a sporting nation. Hence, the Hari Sukan Negara has been placed as a national agenda in line with the nation’s aspirations towards Vision 2020. The Government has also gazetted the second Saturday of October each year as Hari Sukan Negara.
Azli Mohamed, chief strategy officer of Malaysia Airports who was present at the event said, “This program definitely brings joy to us. Beyond the obvious health benefits, sports teach us a lot about life. It teaches us about teamwork, perseverance and optimism in achieving a common goal. On behalf of Malaysia Airports, I congratulate YB Khairy Jamaludin and the Ministry of Youth & Sports for making this a yearly national event.”
Malaysia Airports believes in the importance of promoting a healthy lifestyle for employees. As such, the company organises regular sports activities and events – aerobic classes, football matches, bowling sessions, and cycling expeditions among others. These activities not only bring cheer and enthusiasm, they also promote healthy competition and strengthen the relationship amongst employees.