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SUKAN BANGSA JOHOR TO BE HELD IN ALL STATE CONSTITUENCIES IN AUGUST

01/06/2023 01:13 AM

ISKANDAR PUTERI, May 31 (Bernama) -- The ‘Sukan Bangsa Johor’ (Bangsa Johor Games) that will be held in all 56 state assembly constituencies in August will involve an allocation of RM1.5 million.

State Youth, Sports, Entrepreneur Development, Cooperatives and Human Resources Committee chairman Mohd Hairi Mad Shah said four sports will be held at the Games, namely sepak takraw, futsal, basketball and kabbadi as demonstration sport.

He said the Games are aimed at popularising sports and promoting a healthy lifestyle among the people, especially youth, with the champions of every state constituency competing at the state level.

“The state-level championship will be held over two days and a carnival will also be held at the same time,” he told reporters after chairing the Southern Volunteers Prihatin@Johor Future 2023 main coordination meeting, here, today.

The state government will also implement the Southern Volunteers (SV) Junior Squad Programme at the school level, with the involvement of 56 pioneer schools in every state constituency to encourage students to become volunteers.

He said the state government will also implement the SV Prihatin @ Johor Future 2023 programme to repair 280 houses belonging to the asnaf group, elderly, poor and single mothers in 56 state constituencies.

-- BERNAMA


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