The International Olympic Committee (IOC) approved the idea of Olympic Day to commemorate the creation of the IOC on 23 June 1894 in Paris, a sort of “birthday” of the Olympic Movement at the 42nd IOC Session in St Moritz, Switzerland. Olympic Day was held for the first time on 23 June with a total of 9 National Olympic Committees (NOCs) hosting ceremonies in their respective countries: Austria, Belgium, Canada, Great Britain, Greece, Portugal, Switzerland, Uruguay and Venezuela. Olympic Day Run is an international Olympic Movement activity promoting mass participation of sports held in June organized by National Olympic Committees (NOCs). The International Olympic Committee (IOC) was formally established on 23 June 1894 through the efforts of Pierre de Coubertin promoting competitive sport as a revival of the ancient Olympic Games.
Visakhapatnam district sports development organization organized Olympic Run at Kali Matha temple where HRD Minister Ganta Srinivas Rao, MP Dr K Hari Babu, VUDA VC P Basanth Kumar, GVMC Commissioner M Hari Naryanana, AU VC G Nageswar Rao, registrar V Uma Maheswar Rao and members of various organizations have actively participated.
‘This type of events attract the youth and children to actively participate in sports and games’ said HRD Minister Gants Srinivas Rao while addressing the participants after flagging off the Olympic Day Run 2018 at R K Beach.
‘Prime Minister Narendra Modi is giving top priority for physical fitness and he played a vital role in announced June 21st as the International Yoga Day’ said Dr K Hari Babu while speaking on the occasion.
Participants have enjoyed a lot by watching dances by students on the dais. Children, youth and women have participated in the Run with equal enthusiasm and sportsman spirit. Even differently abled persons also took active participation in the Run with smiles on their faces.