Mon, 08 Apr 2002

Ade, Tracy get WHO award

JAKARTA: Minister of Health Achmad Sujudi presented the World Health Organization (WHO) awards on Sunday to national bodybuilding champion Ade Rai and local model Tracy Trinita for encouraging the youth in Indonesian society to live a healthy lifestyle.

The awards were presented to Ade and Tracy at the Depok campus of the University of Indonesia (UI), in a ceremony marking the 54th anniversary of World Health Day which falls on April 7.

Both Ade and Tracy were appointed as WHO Ambassadors in Indonesia to campaign for a sporty lifestyle, free of drugs, cigarettes, drinking, communicable and non-communicable diseases.

Hundreds of people, including WHO representatives and members of the Indonesian Sports Federation (Fomi), attended morning exercises marking World Health Day in the Ministry of Health compound in Kuningan, South Jakarta on Sunday morning.

After the exercises, Sujudi went on to open a ceremony in celebration of World Health Day at UI, which was marked by exercises, sports competitions and a dialog on health issues. -- Antara.