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Turkmen president declares health month

11 April 2016

Group exercise taking place across Turkmenistan (Video: Lenta / Current Time)

President Gurbanguly Berdymukhamedov of Turkemistan has announced the start of a national month dedicated to health and fitness.

The initiative, which is titled “Health and happiness”, is being rolled out in government-run organisations throughout the country.

Video footage published by the Current Time news service shows government workers taking part in exercises in front of their place of work, as well as children in schools and nurseries.

According to internet newspaper, the initiative began on 5 April. The final matches of the “Turkmenistan — country of health and high spirits” sports festival will also take place within the framework of the project, as well as scientific conferences dedicated to the issue of educating the population about healthy lifestyles.

Source: Lenta (in Russian)