February 3, 2019, President Gurbanguly Berdimuhamedov made cycling in the foothills of the Kopetdag, and also visited the Akhal-Teke equestrian complex.
In Turkmenistan, cycling is developing rapidly. On June 3, 2018, World Bicycle Day was established for the first time in many countries, established by the Resolution of the United Nations General Assembly on the initiative of President of Turkmenistan Gurbanguly Berdimuhamedov. By its Resolution, the General Assembly of the United Nations welcomed and supported the tremendous work being carried out in Turkmenistan on the development of the sports and physical culture and health movement, the formation of the ecological culture of society, and cooperation in this field between states and peoples.
Environmental protection and respect for nature are one of the key directions of the state policy of Turkmenistan. In this context, the bike is the most environmentally friendly mode of transport – the best choice for outdoor activities.
Making a cycling cross, President Gurbanguly Berdimuhamedov admired the beauty of the surrounding landscape, the peculiarity of this corner of nature, getting acquainted with the work of caring for the forest zones created here, the scope of which is expanding from year to year. As a result, the south-western part and the environs of the capital were transformed beyond recognition.
The head of state emphasizes that regular exercise, including cycling, strengthens human health and increases his performance. In addition, cycling brings great emotional pleasure, provide an opportunity to get in touch with our wonderful nature, in direct contact to explore the world around us, to better know the native land, visiting its wonderful, protected corners.
Soon the President of Turkmenistan arrived at the Akhal-Teke equestrian complex, where, according to the established tradition, he visited the “heavenly” horses, the Akhal-Teke horse galloped together all the best that exists in the modern world – creative forces, activity, inspiration, and energy of creation. Turkmen poets have devoted poetic lines at all times, and the people through the millennia have brought to the present day catch phrases about their faithful friend and helper, Akhal-Teke. And today the “heavenly” horse is our pride and glory, the wealth of all mankind.
And we do not accidentally call these horses “paradise”. How many minds are in the eyes of Akhal-Teke, how much love is in their look, in our country the national traditions of horse breeding are alive and continue to develop, which have come to us from the depth of ages. Only today they, having been enriched by modern knowledge, have received a new development.
Then the President of Turkmenistan made a horse ride on the horses. It is no secret that the peculiarity of Akhal-Teke horses, their special character require from the rider not only high qualifications, but also the ability to subtly understand and feel the horse. The head of state demonstrates the brilliant skills of a rider and slowly riding on a horse, President Gurbanguly Berdimuhamedov inspected the local natural attractions, admiring their beauty.
The Akhal-Teke horse became a beautiful image, embodying the ideological pathos of the new era – a time of inspiration, spiritual take-off and creation. His rapid run symbolizes the dynamics of our confidently advancing state. And this means that the year passing under the slogan “Turkmenistan – the Motherland of Prosperity” will be the year of new great undertakings, new grand successes and achievements.