SAC members attend opening of inter-region/state traditional Chinlone competition

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The opening event of the Inter-Region/State Traditional Chinlone Competition is in progress.

The opening ceremony of the 2022 Inter-Region/State and Region Traditional Chinlone Competition was held at Wunna Theikdi Gymnasium (B) in Nay Pyi Taw yesterday morning, with the aim of developing Myanmar’s traditional Chinlone sports and emerging a new generation of brilliant athletes from states and regions.
Members of the State Administration Council Mahn Nyein Maung, U Khin Maung Swe, Jeng Phang Naw Taung, Saw Daniel, Dr Banya Aung Moe and U Shwe Kyein, the Union ministers, deputy ministers, departmental officials, officials from the Myanmar Traditional Chinlone Federation, administrators, coaches and athletes from participating teams attended the ceremony.
At the ceremony, Union Minister U Min Thein Zan said that the competitions were held to promote Myanmar’s traditional Chinlone sports among the people year by year, preserve it as a traditional cultural heritage of Myanmar and revive patriotism. Chinlone is a traditional sports category based on Myanmar culture. It is one kind of sports that is accessible to the people and easy to play, and it helps a lot for health, he said. Chinlone sports is a game that cultivates a mutual understanding, love for one another and a fair mind among the players, he continued.
He also added the need for officials from the Federation and athletes to work hard to promote the Chinlone sports in the international sports competitions.
After that, the State Administration Council members, the Union ministers, the deputy ministers and officials cordially greeted the athletes. They also watched the group Chinlone matches (women) played by the Yangon Region Team and Mandalay Region Team, Magway Region Team and Bago Region Team, and the demonstration by the Myanmar Traditional Chinlone Federation.
The 2022 Inter-Region/ State Traditional Chinlone Competition will last from 10 to 13 June at Wunna Theikdi Gymnasium (B) and is open to the public free of charge.—MNA

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