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We are putting foundations for strong sports traditions in our republic. the Prime Minister attended the "Prime Minister's Cup" cross-country running tournament


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Prime Minister Nikol Pashinyan was present at the final round of the "Prime Minister's Cup" team cross-country running tournament in Dilijan's Parz Lake area, Tavush region.

The best teams of the schools of the republic participated in the final round of the tournament, which was held for the third time. The teams had been declared winners in the regional and community rounds. 11 teams, each consisting of 7 students (5 boys, 2 girls), participated in the tournament, who covered the 5000 meter competition distance. More than 2,400 students from 362 public educational institutions of Armenia participated in the regional rounds of the tournament. Last year, 1984 students from 251 schools participated in the tournament.

The school teams and participants who won the 1st, 2nd and 3rd places in the final round were awarded certificates, trophies, medals and cash prizes. In particular, the first place school received 4 million AMD, the second place - 2 million 500 thousand AMDs, and the third place - 1 million 500 thousand AMD. The physical education teacher of the first place team received 700,000 AMD, and each of the 7 students included in the team received 150,000 AMD, the second and third places received 500,000 AMD for the teacher, 100,000 AMD for the students, and 300,000 AMD for the teacher, and 75,000 AMD for the students respectively.

The Prime Minister presented the awards to the team of Syunik region, which took the 1st place, Health Minister Anahit Avanesyan presented the awards to Shirak team, which was the 2nd, and Deputy Minister of Education, Science, Culture and Sports Karen Giloyan presented the awards to Vayots Dzor team, which took the 3rd place.

In his speech, Prime Minister Nikol Pashinyan congratulated those present on the occasion of the festive event and noted that he values these tournaments because they give an opportunity to look at them from a different perspective. According to Nikol Pashinyan, the "Prime Minister's Cup" tournaments - running, table tennis - emphasize team logic. "In our reality, it is often said that we are not team people, we do not have team logic, and also these tournaments are made to deny this, because here we see wonderful teams, wonderful unity and wonderful work," said the Prime Minister.

Nikol Pashinyan thanked the teachers for their work and noted that these tournaments are also a tribute to the work done by teachers. Emphasizing the role of physical education, the Prime Minister noted that the weightlifting school named after Simon Martirosyan was opened in Jrarat, and the school named after Artur Aleksanyan and the school named after Malkhas and Roman Amoyans are expected to be opened in the near future. "This is part of our education strategy, because physical education is an integral part of education," added the Prime Minister.

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