REPUBLIC OF ARMENIA

THE MINISTRY OF EDUCATION, SCIENCE, CULTURE AND SPORT

Minister Gabriel Ghazaryan submitted action plans and priority issues implemented during 2016

02 March 2016
Today RA Minister of Sport and Youth Affairs Gabriel Ghazaryan have met with journalists and submitted implementation process of action plans and priority issues of 2016. 

The Minister noted that measures are implemented on the development of youth policy, physical culture and sport fields and for the programs implemented for that purpose aim to increase the effectiveness. 

By his words for providing state support to the initiatives of the youth non-governmental organizations online grant project is being carried out, which contributes to increase youth participation at all stages of the implementation of the youth policy, a formation of their active civil society position.

“Serious work is being carried out towards the development of child-juvenile sport, it is realizing by improving the legal and methodological framework, through the recruitment of logistics. Looking ahead I should say that in order to enhance the effectiveness of teaching physical education in secondary schools an interdepartmental commission has been created, which explores existing material and technical base in schools, implements serious research, based on which future action plan will be created”, said the Minister. 

He also talked about the works aimed at the promoting the development of the Armenian national “kokh” wrestling, mentioning the importance of its sports and cultural heritage. 

“This year it is already for the 13th time, that “The Best Sporting Family” competition for the RA Presidential Award must be held. I should kindly note, that every year the number of families participating in these competitions is increasing. If in 2004 the event was attended by 54 families, in 2015 the number of families participating is 2065, where 19 families with people with disabilities joined them. This is both healthy lifestyle and sport promotion, as well as active recreation and contributing process of integration of people with disabilities into society”, noted G. Ghazaryan and talked about new rifle ranges that will be constructed in Yerevan and all regions of the republic since 2017, which will have a strategic importance for our country. 

The Minister also referred to the disabled sport saying that the most important directions of the RA Government activity is the great attention to persons with disabilities. “For this purpose we are closely cooperating with non-governmental organizations working on issues with the disabled people”. Since 2015 the RA Presidential Award for the competition of “The best disabled athlete” is being held which is aimed at the social integration of these persons and disabled sports’ development”, concluded Minister Ghazaryan.
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