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Dear Media Friends,

I take this opportunity to inform that Olympic Day is annually celebrated all around the world with hundreds and thousands of people – young and old – get moving and participate in sporting and cultural activities, such as fun runs, exhibitions, music and educational seminars. The Olympic Day was introduced in 1948 to commemorate the birth of the modern Olympic Games on 23 June 1894 at the Sorbonne in Paris.  The goal was to promote participation in sport across the globe regardless of age, gender/ athletic ability. Pakistan Olympic Association (POA) is also regularly celebrating the Olympic Day every year.

Pakistan Olympic Association is pleased to announce the theme for the Olympic Day, 2018 as “Plant Preserve Plant” as part of the celebration the Olympic Day, 2018 on the June 30th, 2018.

Lt. Gen (R) Syed Arif Hasan, President Pakistan Olympic Association, leading the Olympic Movement of Pakistan for the cause of environment sustainability for which he has been pleased to advice the Olympic Family to make any workable ideas permanent feature of their promotional plans to create a conducive, healthy and pollution free environment not only for the athletes but to further the campaign to attain a pollution free Pakistan so we can contribute for the crucial cause of environmental sustainability to build and preserve a green future for Pakistani children.

In this context Pakistan Olympic Association is organizing following sports activities during the celebration of the Olympic day at WAPDA Sports Complex Chungi Amar Sidhu, Lahore on 30 June, 2018 from 1800 to 2100 hours:-

Olympic Day Run/ Walk (Children/ youth/ young and old)
Meeting with Olympians and medallists
Basketball, Handball, Karate, Swimming, Table Tennis Volleyball, Wrestling Exhibition matches

Mr. Shaukat Javed, Minister, Home Department, Sports and Public Prosecution, Government of Punjab/Vice President POA/Chairman Pakistan Federation Baseball has been kindly consented to be the Chief Guest on this occasion and award certificates/ shields.

You are hereby requested /invited to kindly make it convenient to be part of this international event on given date, time and venue please. Your presence will be a source of great pleasure and encouragement for the POA. Looking forward to seeing you.

Thanks for your understanding and cooperation.

With best regards,

Sincerely yours,

Muhammad Khalid Mahmood
Secretary General
Pakistan Olympic Association