In May, 17 the torch relay’s group carried the flame for 6th Children of Asia International Sports Games to the capital of the Southern Yakutia.
The torchbearers carried the torch through all the town being accompanied by local sports stars. Passing through the rows of students and pupils torchbearers delivered the flame to the central square, where the flame ceremony was held. The symbol of the upcoming big sports event was given to the official representative of town of Nerungri.
«It’s the milestone event for our republic, our district and our town, – Dmitry Samokhin acting for the Nerungri’s mayor, – We need to develop physical cuture and sports for to keep people healthy. I ask all the Nerungri’s residents to keep a healthy lifestyle. Up the sports! Up the Children of Asia Games!»
Taking the torch of the municipalities’ heads Dmitry Gorokhov, movement for the healthy lifestyle’s leader and extreme runner, mentioned that the meeting is held in high standards and highlighted that «the flame symbolizes friendship, victory and cooperation».
The flame was carried to the administration’s building and the holiday concert was opened on the square. Then the torch relay went to the Olekminsky district. Having visited all the districts of the republic the torchbearers will come back to Yakutsk, where 6th Children of Asia International Sports Games will be officially opened. From May, 5 to 17 the athletes from about 40 Asian countries will have competitions in 22 various sports.