April 6, 2018: BNU hosts International Day of Sport for Development and Peace, organized by the Pakistan Olympic Association. Pakistan Olympic Association celebrated the “International Day of Sport for Development and
Peace” on Friday, in collaboration with Beaconhouse National University at its main campus at Raiwind Road, Tarogil, Lahore.
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. Manzoor-ul-Hassan (Hockey Olympian) and Ms Eesha Khan (Swimmer) shared their views on “Peace through Sports and the Spirit of Olympics” with students of Beaconhouse National University. Peace Walk and White Card Showing ceremony was also held as a symbolic demonstration to show solidarity with the international campaign of peace through sports.
The Message of the President was also 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 very kindly consented to be the Chief Guest whereas Mr. Zaeem Yaqoob Khan, Executive Director Students Affairs & External Relations BNU was 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) were also present at this occasion.