Second celebrations of International Day of Sport for Development and Peace is being observed by all member states of UN on 06 April, 2015. The IOC as permanent observer to the UN is supportive of this initiative and values its potential to recognize the role and contribution of sports organizations in social change and human development. The International Day of Sport for Development and Peace compliments the Olympic Day celebrated on 23 June every year to reinvigorate the values of friendship excellence and respect. Sport instills healthy behaviors and helps address key health problems such as obesity, chronic diseases and HIV & AIDS. Sport unites people and promotes a culture of peace and builds community dialogue.
Under the command of Lt Gen (R) Syed Arif Hasan, HI(M), the Pakistan Olympic Association (POA) being an affiliate of the International Olympic Committee (IOC) is organizing the International Day of Sport for Development and Peace on 06 April, 2015 at Luxus Grand Hotel, 4 - Egerton Road, Opposite Aiwan-e-Iqbal Lahore at 7:30 P.M. Mr. Muhammad Ejaz Ahmad Chaudhry, Federal Secretary Ministry of IPC has very kindly consented to be the Chief Guest.
Mr. Jahangir Khan, International Squash Icon, Ch. Akhtar Rasool, President Pakistan Hockey Federation, Former Olympian and World Cup Champion and Mr. Usman Anwar, Director General Sport Board Punjab will be the Guests of Honour. Moreover, office bearers and Member Executive Committee of the POA, President and Secretaries of the National Sports Federations, Services and Departments, Olympians, National sports dignitaries and media friends will also grace this occasion.
Muhammad Khalid Mahmood
Pakistan Olympic Association