Dear Compatriots and Beloved Youth,
“Today, I am encouraging my people to do exercise for their own health benefit. I have proposed to the Phnom Penh Municipality and provincial governors to set up public parks and install exercise equipments for the community more than 10 years ago. Now there are many public parks and gardens in the city. I am so glad to see our people coming out to do exercise more regularly.”
Today, I wish to say a few things about exercising for health. In fact, I have always thought about urging people to exercise and of organizing public places for people to go out and exercise. I issued order to municipality and provinces over a decade ago to build brick or concrete flooring for public parks instead of leaving them in red soil. I wish to express my appreciation to the Municipality of Phnom Penh and provincial authorities for paying attention to implement this order, which not only improves the cities’ beauty but also helps provide places for people to exercise for their health and to spend time in the parks with their children at their own free wills.
I am glad to see that many of our people have gone out and exercised in the parks, morning, afternoon or evening. Exercising make your health better and reduce sickness. It also allows you to make friends and have a better sense of solidarity with whom you exercise. I am calling on our citizen of all ages to exercise for health, solidarity, friendship, and pleasure in a society of peace and stability. I also call on people to help with sanitation and cleanliness in places where they exercise and take care of public materials or objects with which they exercise for long-term use.
Particularly, on 30 January 2016, in another Facebook message, Samdech Techo said he was so impressed about Cambodian athletes who competed both in the region and around the word. “I am so proud with those who brought back medals to the country. I, myself strongly support our sports and hopefully everyone can be part of it. Thanks to our sponsors and supporters. You can be part of sport movements in Cambodia,” Samdech Techo said.
Urging the youth’s participation in sports, professional and non-professional, in every educational foundation, from Primary through to tertiary education and in local areas according to locations and sports types they could find, Samdech Techo advised local authorities every level to create favorable conditions and organize sport places for the Cambodian citizens – young or old, men or women to practice sports./.