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Bade minimum security Prison, Agency of Corrections, Ministry of Justice held cultural and recreational activities in March 2024

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A Double Table Tennis Match

The prison advocates for institution-wide sports to encourage inmates to engage in wholesome recreational activities. Through sports events, such as table tennis doubles matches, the physical and mental well-being of inmates are promoted, along with life skills. The aim is not only to enhance their table tennis skills but also to foster teamwork and a sense of honor. On March 14th, 2024, a table tennis doubles competition was held with 11 teams comprising 22 representatives from various units participating.

Table tennis has always been one of the most favored sports among inmates. Each participant was carefully selected based on their skills and exhibited confidence during the competition. The spirit of teamwork, tactical utilization, and quick reactions were evident throughout the matches. The event provided a platform for inmates to showcase their potential and interests in sports, regardless of the outcome. They exhibited sportsmanship by congratulating and encouraging each other, impressing observers with their attitude and performance comparable to professional athletes.

One inmate, known as Ah Xiang, expressed his love for table tennis, instilled by his father from a young age. Despite losing touch with the sport due to life circumstances, his passion reignited upon arriving at the prison. Though he didn't secure a top position, he gave his best effort, reminiscing about his father's teachings and expressing hopes for a fulfilling second half of his life.

After several intense matches, the competition concluded with winners being crowned. Regardless of victory or defeat, all participants were commended for their dedication and encouraged to maintain a sportsmanlike spirit. This event emphasized the importance of giving their all, enjoying the process, and surpassing personal limits.

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