2017: The Year of Health and Inspiration

By the initiative of President Gurbanguly Berdimuhamedov, 2017 was declared as a Year of Health and Inspiration. The slogan of 2017 symbolically unites two main direction of the government policy aimed at improvement of life quality of people and motivation to new creative achievements.

Stimulation and support of social important projects including involvement of the children into sports, education of civic consciousness and patriotism, moral development of growing generation, are among the main objectives of the Year of health and Inspiration.

The issues of health protection of human, society and people as a national treasure are set in the first place. Mass physical training movement, provision of sanitary and ecological standards, improvement of structure and variety of domestic food market as well as working conditions, education, living and rest of people, increase of the prestige of the family, adoption of moral values and principles of healthy life style are priority directions of social policy of the state.

Hundreds thousands of people are involved in mass sport and physical training movement in Turkmenistan. Thousands of young Turkmen citizens go in for sports of high achievements. At present moment, they are training to participate successfully during 2017 Asian Games. Physical culture and sports are those conceptions, which define the success in development of any modern society.

Sports is not just the records, victories and medals, which are in the centre of attention, but also dynamically developing sector of the economy. Sport industry enters quality level of the development and turns into full-grown branch of the economy. This is evidenced by huge investments to the development of different sports and relative infrastructure.

2017 Asian Games are one of the important sport events of New Year. V Asian Indoor and Martial Arts Games in Ashgabat in September 2017, which will be beyond the continental level as the teams not only from Asia but also from Oceania will participate in them, will gather record number of participants. The sportsmen from 62 countries will compete for the medals in 21 sport disciplines. The victories of our sportsmen during recent largest competitions of international level are the guarantee of their successful performance in 2017 Asian Games as well as further development of sport of high achievements in consolidation of priorities of healthy life style in public perception.

Number of events including international ones will be held under the slogan of the Year of health and Inspiration, marking new phase in in steadfast development of Turkmen State and society, transparency, peace-love, which creative potential is a generator of innovations demanded by modern time.