On September 16, Sumy National Agrarian University hosted ceremonial events dedicated to the International Day of Students’ Sports. The morning started with a workout, then an Olympic lesson was held, after which the best teachers, university staff and student-athletes were awarded diplomas, thanks of the rector and valuable gifts from the chairman of the trade union committee of the primary trade union of teachers. Kateryna Hlukhodid and the Office of the National Olympic Committee of Ukraine in Sumy region, Olena Petrova. The final action on this day was a demonstration competition between teams in chess, volleyball, mini-football and rope pulling.

Warm, sincere words of congratulations were heard from the Vice-Rector for Research, Teaching and Education of Sumy National Agrarian University Valeriy Zhmailov, Honored Master of Sports of Ukraine in Biathlon, silver medalist of the Winter Olympics in Nogano, head of the NGO “Branch of the National Olympic Committee of Ukraine in Sumy region Elena Petrova.

Good songs were presented by unsurpassed voices of the university, Inna Chernenko (student of the Faculty of Veterinary Medicine) and Ruslan Ovcharenko (student of the Faculty of Civil Engineering), leader: Alina Bilovol. Exemplary ensemble of modern dance “CHARM”, leader: Elizaveta Tatarchenko gladly greeted the athletes with their incendiary dance.

It is difficult to overestimate the importance of physical culture in everyday life, because the school of sports cultivates vital qualities in a person – the ability to clearly form the goal and consistently achieve it, nobility, effective teamwork, the ability to subordinate self-interest to the common goal. Many of our students have achieved high results in the world and national arenas. Significant sports achievements are a clear confirmation of the status of physical culture and sports in SNAU, and most importantly – it is a good example for novice athletes who take the baton from the hands of masters. We wish our athletes perseverance and inspiration, good luck and conquest of new sports heights, successful starts and victories in the name of prosperity of Ukraine! We are proud of your achievements. Let the principles of the Olympic movement: “Faster, higher, stronger!” accompany you everywhere and always!