Workshop to Preserve ASEAN Traditional Sports and Games

The Ministry of Education, Youth and Sports has organised a workshop on "Preservation of ASEAN Traditional Sports and Games".

Addressing the opening ceremony of workshop on Monday, the minister H.E. Hang Chuon Naron underlined that ASEAN traditional sports and games are key part of regional cultural identity.

Safeguarding and promoting endangered traditional sports and games are vital not only to sustain ASEAN identity, but also to make them known regionally and globally.

The workshop will help share knowledge and lessons learned within the ASEAN members states so as to contribute to finding the best solutions to protect and promote the ASEAN traditional sports and games, he added.

According to Mr. Ouk Divan, Deputy Director General of the ministry's Directorate General of Sports, the ministry organised two workshops -- the one on preservation of ASEAN traditional sports and games taking place from Aug. 8 to 9, and another on ASEAN gym and sports areas development on Aug. 10-11.

Cambodia's traditional sports and games include Bokator, Khmer material arts, wrestling, boat racing and beyond.

Those will be included among disciplines for the SEA Games 2023 that Cambodia will host it, he added.

ASEAN Secretariat, as well as representatives from UNESCO, and ASEAN members countries also joined the workshop organised virtually.

Source: Agency Kampuchea Press