As part of the global programme of International Olympic Council (IOC) to promote the Olympic movement among the people, Bangladesh Olympic Association (BOA) observed the Olympic Day-2016 on Friday in Dhaka and other six divisional headquarters in the country.
A colourful rally was brought out from the Ramna Tennis Complex and finished at the Bangabandhu National Stadium area.
State Minister for Youth and Sports Biren Sikder was the chief guest in the rally while BOA President, General Abu Belal Muhammad Shafiul Huq was the special guest. BOA secretary general Syed Shahed Reza led the rally.
BOA takes a two-day programme to observe the day that includes tree plantation and a seminar today at the BOA Auditorium at 4:00 pm.
The Olympic Day Run-2016, which was the prime event of the day, was sponsored by Exim Bank Ltd, First Security Islami Bank, Runner Group, Acme Group, Abdul Monem Limited, Moushumi Industries Limited and Trust Bank Limited.