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10 August 2010
The Congratulation of the President of the Republic of Kazakhstan N.A.Nazarbayev on the Day of sports, August 14, 2010

 

 

Dear compatriots!

 

I congratulate you with the Day of sports of the Republic of Kazakhstan!

From ancient times our people considered health as a treasure. Following this ancient tradition, the state undertakes everything possible to strengthen the spiritual and physical health of the citizens.

Only a healthy nation can be competitive. Therefore one of the strategic directions of the state politics is the expansion of mass sports movement. In the January Message to the people of Kazakhstan I mentioned an important task - to involve 30 percent of the population of the country in physical culture and sports by 2020.

Sports are a sphere that promotes the prestige and authority of the country. During the years of our Independence our sportsmen won many times on large international competitions. The next year Winter Asian games are going to take place in our country. It is a tangible parameter showing that the domestic sports achieved a world level.

I congratulate you with this holiday! I wish you health and well-being! Let the achievements and victories of the Kazakhstani sportsmen advance!

 

Nursultan Nazarbayev


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