Kazakhstan supported environmental action #PlantAtree organized by the International Judo Federation
Representatives of the Judo Federation of Kazakhstan and Kazakhstani judokas planted trees in the yard of the Judo Academy in Almaty today. This event was held in support of the environmental action for the World Judo Day, organized by the International Judo Federation.
World Judo Day was approved in 2011 on the initiative of the International Judo Federation. Each year, the festival is dedicated to one of the qualities that judoists should possess: 2017 was dedicated to courage, 2018 to friendship, and in 2019 the organizers paid attention to the environment and drew attention to the problem of global climate change and the involvement of people in efforts to save the planet.
"The theme raised this year by the International Judo Federation is very relevant. Judokas take seriously not only sport but also nature conservation issues. And today's initiative of the International Judo Federation brings us one step closer to this goal," said Askhat Zhitkeev, General Secretary of the Judo Federation of Kazakhstan.
The action was attended by the General Secretary of the Judo Federation of Kazakhstan Askhat Zhitkeev, President of the Judo Federation of Almaty Ali Khamkhoyev, director of the Republican specialized boarding school-college of the Olympic reserve named after K. Akhmetov Seyilkhan Karakov, World Championship silver medalist Azamat Mukanov, Asian champion Gulzhan Issanova, Asian Championship silver medalist Yeldos Zhumakanov, "Grand Slam" champion Gusman Kyrgyzbaev, Grand Prix prize-winner Yerassyl Kazhybayev, Youth Olympics champion Bekarys Saduakas, vice-champion of the World Cadets Championship Madina Paragulgova and pupils of the Judo Academy.