The Malawi National Council of Sports (MNCS) has reiterated its commitment to continue encouraging Malawians across the country to take part in sport and physical exercise regardless of age, gender or ability.
This was disclosed yesterday by MNCS board member and Chairperson of the sports development committee of the Council Mrs. Helen Tasosa Mpinganjira during the commemoration of The Association For International Sport for All (TAFISA) world walking day which is celebrated on 1 October every year.
‘’This is a very important day because it is every country in the world that is commemorating this day, the activities started at 10:am and will continue for the rest of the day. The idea is that each and every person should be active in sports and when we talk about sports it means healthy bodies that is why we encouraging people out there to be involved in sports,’’ explained Tasosa Mpinganjira
Women Leadership Program in Sport for All coordinator Ivy Chinagwa explained that sport is for everyone regardless of gender, age, color or ability
‘’ Sport is a human right and sport is for all every human being, people have to participate in sport because they are a lot of benefits including health promotion, socializing and sport is a tool that can send various messages. Today are privileged to have people from all parts of Blantyre and the message that has been delivered from this activity will be spread to so many people. Today 1 October is a specific day whereby people around the globe walk for 24 hours the reason being to promote health through such activities,’’ explained Chinagwa.
MNCS central and northern region offices also held similar events to commemorate world walking day.