NOC Pakistan celebrated the Olympic Day on 23rd June 2016 promoting the Olympic theme “MOVE, LEARN AND DISCOVER “and the Olympic ideals. The Olympians, sportspersons, national sports leaders, media and individuals from civil society gathered to honor the Olympic Values and reiterate their resolve to the upholding of the same. The President POA spoke to the gathering about the Olympic Values of excellence, friendship and respect that can build a society free of extremism. The Olympians recalled the glorious days at Olympic Games expressing the sensation and excitement accompanying it. They pledged to engage youth in the sporting activities to uplift Olympism.
The session was followed by hockey matches organized by the Pakistan Hockey Federation between the teams of children, women, Olympians, media personnel and Governmental Officials. The Punjab Archery Association delivering a wonderful display of Archery on the occasions also organized Men and Women Archery competitions. The President NOC Pakistan highly appreciated the efforts of NFs of Archery and Hockey to celebrate the Olympic Day in befitting manner.
The President and team POA is grateful to the Olympians for giving their time and their resolve to inspire the youth and the civil society to promote the Olympic Values.