2018 Emperor's Run: More than a competition but an expression of the will and determination of Haitian youth
Port-au-Prince, Tuesday, December 4, 2018 ((rezonodwes.com)) – About 200 young and old of both sexes from the Western Department took part in the Emperor's Run on Sunday, December 2, 2018 in Port-au-Prince. The participants gave an example of fair play, fraternity and living together while keeping the spirit of competition and determination that accompanies it. The Minister of Youth, Sports and Civic Action, Mr. Edwing Charles welcomed this manifest desire to give everything in order to achieve noble goals.
From Musseau to Kiosk Occide Jeanty through the Avenue John Brown, Martin Luther King Avenue, Avenue Lamartinière, Rue Capois, the athletes showed discipline and showed no sign of abandonment even when they were largely overwhelmed. A girl goes so far as to declare: “The most important thing is not to win but to give the best of oneself because one believes in it”
Arrived at Kiosque Occide Jeanty, the first fifty are rewarded with the MJSAC and the other participants mingled in an atmosphere of joy and fraternity. Whatever their origin, their social or economic situation, and their ideology, they were united by their haitianity and their thirst for happiness together.
The behavior of these young people reinforced the determination of Minister Charles to work for the development of sport, socio-economic integration and the socio-cultural development of youth and the culture of civic and patriotic values
“We must encourage and promote the practice of sport throughout the national territory. Sport as a vector of social cohesion and development can eradicate juvenile delinquency and violence that eat away at our society, “said the number one Ministry of Youth, Sports and Civic Action that has always committed to accompany the youth on the road to a better future as the Moses-Céant administration wants it.
Accompanied by Mr. Mario Florvil, Director General of MJSAC and Mr. Jimmy Albert, former Minister of Youth, Sports and Civic Action and current Chief of Cabinet to Prime Minister Jean Henry Céant, the MJSAC holder presented medals and symbolic checks to the first three men and women.
Minister Charles continues to believe that the potential, the will and the determination of the young people, the athletes and the Haitian citizens in general constitute the proof that we must, beyond our differences, put together e to build another Haiti with better living conditions for the general population and for the weakest in particular