Was Selected as The second Best Iranian Mayor in Terms of Public Sport Development
Dr. Hamid Lotfollahian was selected as the second best Iranian mayor in terms of public sport development in the presence of the head of the Iranian Public Sport Federation.At one of the meetings of the High Council of Sports held in the presence of provincial and sport officials, the officials talked one by one about sport development with regard to provincial capacities and the importance of sports as a basic strategy for reducing social problems.
Special walking paths are designed in Ardabil
The mayor of Ardabil said in the meeting: “One of our key priorities has been the development of public sports in the province by providing the required infrastructure for walking in the city with the aim of promoting public health in this area”. Hamid Lotfollahian asserted: “We have to consider promoting sports programs in all projects, because every activity and plan requires sports programs in order for us to institutionalize vitality and dynamism in the community and ensure the general health of the citizens in the region”.The mayor of Ardabil said: “Promoting the general health of citizens is a public duty, and constructive development is not the only mission of the big sport and cultural organization of municipality”.He noted that the success of sports and youth activities requires the increased close cooperation of all executive agencies and added: “If active managers in municipalities focus their concentration solely on constructive development, they will neglect other cultural and social duties of municipality, and this complex is more than merely a service institution; rather these centers are to be considered cultural and social organizations as well”.The mayor of Ardabil stated: “Megaprojects may be capable of resolving a city’s developmental problems, but they will certainly not eliminate social and cultural problems, and hence cooperation with each cultural and social institution and complex will be emphasized”. Lotfollahian added: “The creation of the longest health road around Shorabil Lake in 2016 led to a very positive feedback about people’s interest in using it, and the Municipality of Ardabil will pay particular attention to the implementation of other walking plans in the city.Noting that sport and walking in Ardabil are among the priorities of the municipality of this city, he said: “The municipality’s performance is not limited to improvement in car traffic flow and attention to urban transport; rather, the city should be provided with the capabilities required for walking and everyone should be encouraged to do exercise.
Creation of social vitality is an important achievement for society
The Political, Security and Social Deputy of the governor General of Ardabil also said at the meeting: “Only 21% of the people participate in public sports despite the plans having been made for the development of public sports, and public sports should receive particular attention for the development of sports in the community”.
Ali Navadad added: “The social vitality of the community is considered an important achievement in the sports community of the province, which can be achieved by focusing on the development of champion and public games. We should now endeavor to take measures so that 50% of the people would participate in public sports”.
He said: “Promotion of the community’s health is one result of the development of public sports in the community, which can be achieved when all agencies do their tasks in this regard so that public sports can attain a good and acceptable position, which is very important to us.