By Sulayman Bah National Sports Council has voiced readiness to stage this year’s MayMay Day Sports Day Mass Sports. The year 2015 will mark the 2nd Edition of the May Day Mass Sports spearheaded by a National Organising Committee under the auspices of the National Sports Council.  The NOC will be Chaired by the Chairman of the NSC Mr Lamin King Colley. The 1st Edition which was held in 2014 attracted over 60 Institutions and about 15000 participants. It was held at the July 22nd Square in Banjul. The objectives of this year’s edition which will be held at the July 22 Square include among other things to encourage healthy lifestyles for the citizenry who ordinarily would not take part in sports and physical exercise as a means of keeping fit; to enhance knowledge on ethics of sports; to use sports as a unifying force in the society; to enhance the passion for sports and sports related activities and thus create an attraction; to use sports as a platform for physical activity and to use sports to break barriers of discrimination of any form. This edition of May Day Mass Sports as part of activities marking the Gambia’s Golden Jubilee will commence with a colourful parade of participating institutions to be led by the National Organising Committee.  The sports activities will be preceded by an address by the Hon. Minister of Youth and Sports among other personalities. Athletes will compete in the following events: 10 0m Sprints – men and women 4x100m Relay – men and women 400m- men and women Tug of War –  mixed teams 60m Three-Legged Race – women 60m Potato Race – women 60m Sack Race –men Musical Chairs Challenge – men and women Climbing of the Greasy Pole 70m-Heads of Departments Race 70m-Team Managers Race 70m-Cabinet Ministers’ Race All interested institutions are invited to a meeting at the independence stadium on 19th March, 2015 at 12:00pm.]]>

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