Education

Bahrain to host first Baby Games

The Kingdom of Bahrain is gearing up to host the Kingdom’s first-ever Baby Games in April, the Bahrain Olympic Committee (BOC) announced today.

The First Bahrain Baby Games is organised by the BOC, with kindergartens from all around the nation expecting to engage in a number of sports activities at Isa Sports Complex in Riffa.

This event will feature five different sports � athletics, gymnastics, football, basketball and weightlifting, and targets 2 to 4 years children in an attempt to create an awareness among youngsters to practice sports exercises, and promote the Olympic principles and values at a young age.

The athletics programme includes a medley relay (4 years), hurdles toddle (3 years) and 15m freestyle race (2 years), while other parts of the programme include freestyle moves contests for gymnastics, a football free-kick, free throws basketball competition, and a weightlifting show.

A preparatory meeting, staged at the National Stadium’s conference Hall, saw Supreme Council for Youth and Sports deputy general secretary and Bahrain Olympic Committee general secretary Abdulrahman Askar, along with BOC projects manager Lounes Madene, other committee officials and representatives of kindergartens, present their initial thoughts and suggestions on the event.

Both parties agreed to lialise with the Ministry of Education and Ministry of Social Solidarity to set up a comprehensive plan to prepare for the first edition of the games. The organisers also approved a plan to perform field visits to a number of kindergartens in Bahrain to provide advises for the children taking part

Source: Bahrain News Agency

General

BTEA chief participates in GOPIO convention

The Chief Executive Officer of Bahrain Tourism and Exhibitions Authority, Shaikh Khaled bin Humood Al Khalifa, took part in the Global Organization of People of Indian Origin (GOPIO) convention held for the first time in the Middle East between.

The GOPIO convention is a strategic networking platform for Indian businessmen globally. Several topics were discussed during the forum, some of which included ‘India 2030: An Economic Powerhouse’, ‘Opportunities for Business and Investment in India’, ‘India: The Healthcare Destination’ � ‘India Healthcare Challenges & Opportunities’, ‘Innovation, Entrepreneurship & Start-Up India’, ‘Empowering Women Globally’, ‘Rehabilitation of Returning NRIs’.

“We are proud to participate in the first GOPIO conference which is being held in the Middle East for the first time and which will serve to promote the Kingdom of Bahrain in India, further strengthening bilateral relations between the two countries. Through our representative office in India, we have been able to successfully promote Bahrain as well as collaborate with Indian travel agencies to create inbound packages into the Kingdom,” said the CEO of BTEA, Shaikh Khaled bin Humood Al Khalifa.

“We also look forward to attracting further investments and increasing the influx of tourism which will contribute to the growth and development of this sector as well as to the national economy,” he added.

Shaikh Khaled bin Humood Al Khalifa’s participation and support comes in line with the BTEA’s overall strategy that aims to develop and strengthen the tourism sector under the slogan of ‘Ours. Yours.’, and contribute towards the Kingdoms economy and the 2030 Economic Vision.

More than 400 delegates from 40 countries are expected to attend the 4-day convention on January 6-9. This is a great opportunity for delegates to visit the unique attractions that make Bahrain the leading destination within the MICE and tourism sector, on an international level.

Source: Bahrain News Agency