11 June 1988: The Director-General of Education, Tan Sri Datuk Wira Abdul Rahman Arshad exercising.
03 July 1985: The University of Malaya launched a campaign to get rid of air and noise pollution in the campus and promote cardiovascular fitness among its students. The students were encouraged to take up cycling as a mode of transportation to attend lectures at the campus. Picture shows Prof Mohamad Yunus giving instructions to the cyclists before flagging them off.
11 June 1988: Prime Minister, Datuk Seri Dr Mahathir Mohamad going through the fitness test after launching the fitness programme at the Sri Layang Institut Aminuddin Baki, Genting Highlands.
23 April 1973: The Federal Institute of Technology here sees to it that its students live up to the college's initials - FIT. 350 freshmen of FIT were put through a series of exercises during an orientation ceremony. Picture shows FIT freshmen doing handclaps.
17 March 1989: With the guidance from the instructors, some of the participants of the Gurney Training Centre for the blind are trying to set up their tents at the National Outdoor Education and Leadership School (NOELS) in Mimaland, Kuala Lumpur.
7 January 1951: These girls from the Malay Girls College - Tunku Kurshiah College (TKC) are doing physical exercise. The emphasis on physical training is heavier here than in any girls' schools in Kuala Lumpur. In addition the girls are encouraged to play games.
5 October 1990: The Anti-Corruption Agency (ACA) officers limbering up as part of a physical fitness exercise under the watchful eye of an instructor (right) in Kuala Lumpur
3 November 1989: The Prime Minister’s wife, Datin Seri Dr Siti Hasmah Mohamed Ali (second from right) leading the participants in a warm up exercise to mark the beginning of the fitness seminar at Genting Highlands in Pahang.
20 March 1968: Siglap Secondary School's students running during a physical exercise lesson.
5 January 1973: The Director of Sports, Encik Mohamed Noh (right) and trainer Shamsuddin Murad demonstrating an exercise to Thomas Cup squad members (from left) Raja Shukri, Moo Foot Lian, Phua Ah Hua, Punch Gunalan, Johnny Khoo, Tan Aik Mong and Tan Yee Khan
6 January 1970: Malaysian Thomas Cup trainees jogging it out during a two-hour physical fitness workout at the Lake Gardens in Kuala Lumpur. Picture shows from left to right: Tan Aik Mong, P. Gunalan and Yew Cheng Hoe in front row springing high jumps. Visible behind them is Tan Soon Hooi and Ng Boon Bee. Partially hidden at left is physical instructor T. Nadarajah.
1988: Tan Sri Mohamed Khir Johari, doing his workout to keep him healthy.
23 February 1990: Deputy Minister of Health, Senator Mohd Farid Ariffin trying out physical exercise equipment on display at the Healthy Living 1990 campaign.
October 8, 2015 @ 7:01am
On March 24, Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Razak had announced that National Sports Day will be held on the second Saturday in the month of October every year.
The event is an initiative by the Youth and Sports Ministry as a pro-active step to achieve the aspiration of making Malaysia a Sporting Nation, in line with the country’s Vision 2020.