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Press Release – International Day of Sports for Development and Peace Back To Main


Dear Media Friends,

Pakistan Olympic Association is celebrating the "International Day of Sport for Development and Peace" on Friday, 06thApril 2018 in collaboration with Beaconhouse National University at its main campus located 13 KM Off Thokar Niazbeg- Raiwind Road, Tarogil, Lahore from 1100 to 1300 hours.

The International Day of Sport for Development and Peace (IDSDP) is an annual celebration that highlights and promotes the power of sport as a catalyst for social change in all corners of the world. Since 2014, following a  decision by the United Nations (UN) General Assembly, (In its Resolution (A/RES/67/296) the IDSDP is being celebrated each year on 6 April, creating a historical link to the first modern Olympic Games in 1896.

On this esteemed occasion Mr. Manzoorul Hassan (Hockey Olympian) and Ms. Eesha Khan (Swimmer) will share their views on "Peace through Sports and the Spirit of Olympism" with students of Beaconhouse National University. Peace Walk and White Card Showing ceremony shall also be held as a symbolic demonstration to show solidarity with the international campaign of peace through sports. The Message of the President shall be read out during the celebration (as he is currently attending the Commonwealth Games, Gold Coast, 2018).

Ch. Muhammad Yaqoob, Vice President POA/ Chairman Pakistan Volleyball Federation/Member OCA Rules Committee has very kindly consented to be the Chief Guest whereas Mr. Zaeem Yaqoob Khan, Director Students Affairs & External Relations BNU shall be the guest of honor.

Office bearers and Member Executive Committee of the POA, President and Secretaries of the National Sports Federations, Services and Departments, Olympians, National Sports dignitaries (stationed at Lahore) will also grace this occasion.

Coverage of this important event is requested please.
Thanking you for your cooperation as ever.

Best regards,

Muhammad Khalid Mahmood
Secretary General
Pakistan Olympic Association