Abhinav Bindra, Kiren Rijiju Lead India in Olympic Day Celebrations
Indian Olympic Association celebrated the 125th Olympic Day across the country as the likes of Abhinav Bindra, Mary Kom and Sports Minister Kiren Rijiju joined in.
India celebrated Olympic Day (Photo Credit: Team India Twitter)
New Delhi: The Indian Olympic Association (IOA), along with its member units, Sunday joined millions from around the world in celebrating Olympic Day.
On this very day, 125 years ago, Frenchman Pierre de Coubertin founded the International Olympic Committee and revived the Olympic Games.
India's lone individual Olympics gold medallist shooter Abhinav Bindra, IOC Honorary Member Randhir Singh, IOA President Narinder Batra and IOA Secretary Genera Rajeev Mehta took part in the celebration.
Every year, Olympic Day sees Olympic Committees and Associations, international and national sports federations, organising committees of Olympic Games and Youth Olympic Games, National Olympian Associations and Young Ambassadors around the world organised and participate in a myriad of sports activities to promote a healthy and active lifestyle.
This year, 13 State Olympic Associations in India, including those of Arunachal Pradesh, West Bengal, Bihar, Chhattisgarh, Himachal Pradesh, Meghalaya, Karnataka, Uttar Pradesh, Madhya Pradesh, Maharashtra, Sikkim, Jharkhand and Uttaranchal, organised various sporting activities, competitions, educational seminars and Olympic Day Run as part of their celebration on Olympic Day.
#OlympicDay celebrations in India saw different member units of the IOA organize the Olympic Day Run, sports activities and competitions in their regions. Children and adults alike turned up in large numbers to join in celebrating the global observance. Glimpses from the day 📸 pic.twitter.com/MTBJgw1WBd
— Team India (@WeAreTeamIndia) June 23, 2019
Glimpses from the #OlympicDay celebrations in Arunachal Pradesh. The Arunachal Pradesh Olympic Association organized the Olympic Day Run at the Rajiv Gandhi Stadium, Itanagar, which saw the participation of youth in large numbers. pic.twitter.com/wQKEzTvMdi
— Team India (@WeAreTeamIndia) June 23, 2019
The SOA of Madhya Pradesh organized the Olympic Day Run, Seminar on Sports Psychology, Water sport activities and Table Tennis competitions as a part of its #OlympicDay celebrations in the state. pic.twitter.com/JWNRUf2UVa — Team India (@WeAreTeamIndia) June 23, 2019
The Uttar Pradesh Olympic Association organized their #OlympicDay Run across 9 cities in the state. pic.twitter.com/dmYr3TsObp — Team India (@WeAreTeamIndia) June 23, 2019
SOA of Uttaranchal organized their #OlympicDay Run in the city of Rudrapur. pic.twitter.com/LDWJ0Q1weO — Team India (@WeAreTeamIndia) June 23, 2019
Joining the Olympic day celebrations, Sports Minister Kiren Rijiju urged the people to stay active for good health and reminded athletes to stay committed to clean sports.
Being physically active is one of the healthiest practices that help us lead a balanced life. And today is a good day to start! Hon'ble Sports Minister @KirenRijiju joins in to celebrate #OlympicDay and shares an important message for all. Get moving! #SportForABetterWorld pic.twitter.com/suRfkdhtrU — Team India (@WeAreTeamIndia) June 23, 2019
Her 'Olympic Dream' inspired @MangteC to make it to the zenith of her boxing career, defying all odds! The 6-time World Champion & #London2012 medallist tells us about the enriching learnings about the values of sport, from the Olympic Games. #OlympicDay pic.twitter.com/koY6kZysHU — Team India (@WeAreTeamIndia) June 23, 2019
This #OlympicDay which sport did you discover?#TeamIndia 20km Racewalker Irfan KT booted up for Football⚽ and took a few shoots. pic.twitter.com/BlOS1GCBVU — Team India (@WeAreTeamIndia) June 23, 2019
IOA Secretary General Rajeev Mehta said, "Our greetings to all on the 125th anniversary of the Olympic movement. The power of Olympism has a lasting positive impact on people's well being every day. This year, the Indian Olympic Association aims to reach out to more on Olympism, through activation, cultural and educational programmes.
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