Young people are encouraged to adopt a sports culture through swimming


As part of ‘Terre de Jeux 2024’, the French Embassy in Mauritius in collaboration with the Ministry for the Promotion of Youth, Sports and Leisure and the Mauritius Sports Council organized today a swimming session on Flic en Flac beach for around thirty primary school students. and high school students from the Bambous region.

The activity is part of the promotion of the Sports for All program, as well as raising awareness of the Paris 2024 Olympic Games. A French delegation is currently in Mauritius as part of Week 2024 to raise awareness of the Olympic Games. and sports activities.

Speaking on the occasion, the ministry’s director of sports, MN Pillay Samoo, underscored the importance of promoting sport for all and elite sports for a healthier lifestyle given the high prevalence of diseases. not transferable to Mauricio. The activity, he said, aims to promote swimming activities while encouraging students to actively participate in sports and physical activity. The ministry will provide more swimming programs to improve citizens’ quality of life, he added.

In a statement, the French Olympic silver medalist in swimming (2004), who is also an ambassador for Paris 2024, Ms. Malia Metella, spoke of the importance of encouraging young people to participate in swimming activities. The Ambassador emphasized both education and physical activity in the lives of young people. She stressed the importance of showing them the Olympic values.

Also present was the co-founder of the Center for Sports Law and Economics and professor of law at the University of Limoges, Jean Pierre Karaquillo, who stressed that it is essential for the young generation to practice sport because it will help them. walk on the right path. He also spoke of the inextricable link between sport for all and elite sports. Regarding the Paris 2024 Olympics, he indicated that France is at its best in preparation for the multi-sport event.

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