With the participation of sports professionals of Ashgabat and the velayats, Ministry of Sports and Youth Policy of Turkmenistan held a virtual seminar on the topic development of Turkmen national games. At the same time, a series of junior chess tournaments timed to the anniversary of Turkmenistan's neutral status finished at the Bagtyyarlyk Sports Complex in Ashgabat. The themes of national games and chess are closely intertwined, given that the latter have been known as sadranç (sadranç) in our country since ancient times, being the national intellectual and competitive heritage.
In today's world, supporting and popularizing the cultural and competitive heritage of the ancestors is very important. At the initiative of the President of Turkmenistan there is National Sports Games Center, a practitioner of about a hundred movement and intellectual sports disciplines.
During the online seminar, the head of the Center Sh. Vectors for the development of national sports. It was mentioned that at the III International Forum of the World Confederation of Ethnosport (held in Antalya, Turkey in 2020) the following was raised the issue of including domestic intellectual competitions ("sadranç", "takylatdy", "peçiz", "düzzüm", "bäş daş") into the program World Nomad Games. The final decision on inclusion will be made during the IV International Forum (to be held in the Azerbaijani capital of Baku in 2021). Note that "bäş daş" is already included in the program of the World Intellectual Games Olympiad (London, Great Britain).
The successes of popularization of ethnosports in Turkmenistan were shared by coaches of sports schools in the countrywho suggested Include these competitive disciplines in the regular school curriculum to increase interest among the younger generation. For now, the plan is to release introductory materials on these game species in 2021.
Source: Neutral Turkmenistan newspaper