Thu 08-03-2018 15:25 PM
SHARJAH, 8th March, 2018 (WAM) -- Furthering its mission to inculcate healthy lifestyle practices and a love of sports among its young members, Sajaya Young Ladies of Sharjah, Sajaya, a subsidiary of the Rubu’ Qarn Foundation for Creating Leaders and Innovators, was seen in participation at the UAE National Sports Day organised by the Sharjah Sports Council at Al Majaz Waterfront, on Wednesday.
The UAE National Sports Day reflects Sharjah Sports Council’s efforts to foster a culture where young members of community take up a variety of sports, particularly women. This is in line with the vision of H.H. Sheikha Jawaher bint Mohammed Al Qasimi, Chairperson of the Supreme Council for Family Affairs, SCFA, who advocates strongly for the continued advancement of Arab girls in sports.
The sports day was declared open early at 9:00 am, and featured a wide array of sports and athletics for school students. The activities continued until 9:00 pm to garner the participation of families and community members of all age groups.
The participants competed in a wide spectrum of activities like basketball, obstacle racing, target challenge, painting and other interactive games. A photo booth was stationed at the event to offer the participants sweet memories of the day.
Commenting on their presence at the event, Director of Sajaya, Aisha Khalid Al Qasimi, said, "Our participation aligns with the organisation’s long-term goals to strengthen the skills of our young associates in cultural, scientific, artistic and sporting spheres. We continually aim to help young girls discover their passion, and invest in their potential to the fullest in the areas that complement their skills and capabilities, thus ensuring a better future for them."
Sajaya’s participation in the sports day is in keeping with its ambitious strategy to open avenues for its young ladies through which they will be able to develop a liking for sports and make regular physical activity and healthy lifestyles a part of their daily life.