On September 6, the next Spartakiad dedicated to the professional holiday of railway workers commenced at the sport complex of “Lokomotiv” Recreation Center in Nabran settlement of Khachmaz region.
Chairman of Republican Committee of Independent Trade Union of Azerbaijan Railway-Workers Fazail Baghirov made a speech at the opening ceremony of the Spartakiad. He noted that a number of reforms have been implemented in the field of railway in recent years. Republican Committee of Independent Trade Union of Azerbaijan Railway-Workers closely cooperates with the management of Azerbaijan Railways in all its endeavours.
It was also noted that a great deal of work is being carried out for development of physical education and sport in the country. As President Ilham Aliyev stated, Azerbaijan is becoming a sport country. Railway sportspeople also play an important role in the development of physical education and sports movement of the republic.
In accordance with the relevant decision of the Republican Committee of Independent Trade Union of Azerbaijan Railway-Workers, the spartakiad is held annually on 13 October - on the eve of professional holiday of railway workers. This year some of the competitions will be held at “Lokomotiv” Recreation Center in Nabran.
The chairman concluded his speech by wishing success to the participants.
Later commenced the competitions. Departments’ and division’s teams of the company competed in volleyball, mini football, table tennis, checkers and chess games.
The competitions are being held at the administrative building of the “Azerbaijan Railways” CJSC and at the sport complex of “Lokomotiv” Recreation Center in Nabran settlement of Khachmaz region.
Spartakiad of the railway workers will be continued till the end of September. On 13 October, on the eve of the railway workers' professional holiday the winners will be awarded with trophies, prizes and diplomas