The National Sports Day 2015 has made it into the Malaysia Book of Records after successfully hosting the biggest sporting event with 17,648 activities held simultaneously nationwide in a day.

Youth and Sports Minister Khairy Jamaluddin said more than five million people, including school children, persons with disability and the elderly, had participated in the inaugural programme, which began early in the morning.

“Congratulations to all involved. This historic event will encourage us to organise better event in the year ahead.

Youth and Sports Minister Khairy Jamaluddin briefed on ‘Lacrosse’ game at International Sports Expo 2015 at Merdeka Square.

“It’s not easy to coordinate more than 17,000 activities. All are well planned and executed,” he told reporters at the Mixed Martial Arts Malaysian Invasion Championship at Putra Stadium, Bukit Jalil last night.

Khairy also urged the people to continue upholding the spirit of sportsmanship and to make Malaysia a sports country.

“The message conveyed by the Prime Minister (Datuk Seri Najib Tun Razak), don’t do sports only today, but to carry it on every day and let’s make today the first step,” he said.

He said he was proud that the National Sports Day was also celebrated by Malaysians residing abroad. BERNAMA

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