By Farhan H Kotwal
Karachi: Pakistan Olympic Association (POA) is organizing a series of programmes in different cities across the country in connection with International Olympic Day being celebrated today (June 23) throughout the world.
It may be mentioned here that Olympic Day is celebrated every year on 23 June since 1894, Olympic Day provides a moment for everyone to gather and get active with purpose.
This year, as the world continues seeking togetherness, the International Olympic Committee (IOC) and the Olympic Movement are highlighting the power that sport has to build a better world, by bringing people together in peace. As part of this, people are encouraged to move together for peace on Thursday 23 June through a range of local and international activities.
In this connection, the POA Environment Commission will hold its main function today (June 23) at KMC Sports Complex, Kashmir Road. A large number of sports persons including Olympians, special children and athletes as also the Wheel Chair Tennis players will attend the celebrations which include a festival match, cake-cutting ceremony and tree plantation activities to highlight the importance of trees for better environment.