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13 February 2019

The Gulf Petrochemical Industries Company (GPIC) organized a walk to mark the Bahrain Sports Day on 12 February 2019.

This is part of the initiative launched by His Royal Highness Prince Khalifa bin Salman Al Khalifa, the Prime Minister, and the directives of His Highness Sheikh Nasser bin Hamad Al Khalifa, Personal Representative of His Majesty the King for Charity and Youth Affairs.

All of the company’s employees took part in the event, held within its complex in Sitra.

GPIC President Dr. Abdulrahman Jawahery praised the initiative, which reaffirms the unlimited support the wise leadership towards sport in general and the keenness to make it a lifestyle for all members of society. He said it also shows the importance of sport and its connection to the promotion of public health for individuals and society.

Dr. Jawahery spoke of the importance of the role of sport and its great impact on the development of society. He said that the countries of the world have realised the great importance of sport, as they devise special plans, programmes and strategies for all organizations, Ministries and public and private Institutions.

"This is a great support for the importance of sport, which should be a daily behaviour and practice.”

He pointed out that the Company would organise the day with programmes and activities aimed at achieving the desired objectives of this initiative and maximizing its benefit.

He said Bahrain has proved beyond any doubt it is moving forward in achieving the objectives of sustainable human development, and build Bahraini citizens physically and mentally.

All Ministries and private Institutions have prepared a variety of programmes and events to mark the occasion, including organising competitions like walking marathons, educational seminars and recreational events.

The Prime Minister had directed to mark the second Tuesday of February every year at the Bahrain Sports Day. It is attended by all members of the society and its governmental and private institutions.

The GPIC is committed to supporting and encouraging sports, as it works to provide an ideal environment for the development of the skills of staff by providing modern equipment at the company's Club, as well as qualified trainers and opportunities for participation that contribute to increasing the players' experience in general.

The Company boasts of a large number of sports stars in different games. It also provides generous sponsorship to most sporting events and competitions organized by the different Associations, as directed by the Company's Board of Directors.