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Olympic Day is celebrated worldwide on June 23rd of each year to commemorate the birth of the Modern Olympics Games that were held in Paris back in June, 1894. This day is one of the key events of our annual calendar where we engage with partners for promotion of Olympism in our community. Thousands of people of all ages participate in sporting and cultural activities, such as fun runs, exhibitions, music, tree plantation, beach cleaning and educational seminars. Pakistan Olympic Association (POA) also regularly celebrates the Olympic Day every year.
Today, Olympic Day was celebrated at DHA, Lahore by organizing a walk from DHA Head Office to Sports Complex, exhibitional Match of Hockey between Olympians and Youngsters was held. Where National medalist as well as civil society and children of all ages also participated. The message of Mr. Thomas Bach, IOC President and President NOC Pakistan were also presented to the audience followed by “Digital Olympic Quiz”.
Ch. Muhammad Yaqub, Vice President Pakistan Olympic Association / NOC Pakistan graced the occasion as Chief Guest. Presidents / Secretaries General of Affiliated Units of POA, dignitaries and residents of DHA also participated in the event.
M/s Col (R) Mudassar Asghar, Mr. Touqeer Dar, Dr. Tariq Aziz, Mr. Manzoor Ul Hasan Senior and Mr. Qasim Khan also participated in this event and share their success stories with children and students.
Muhammad Khalid Mahmood
Pakistan Olympic Association