Art, peace and sport to celebrate World Olympic Day
On 23 June, St. Lawrence High School in Kolkata, India celebrated Olympic Day with a little inaugural ceremony where Rev. Fr. Sebastian James SJ introduced the global drawing competition Expression 2018 to guests and students present. This competition ended Saturday 30 June.
Then Mr. Roald Bradstock, ambassador of Expression 2018, was felicitated followed by Mr. Gurbux former Indian hockey captain and winner of 1964 Gold and 1968 Bronze in Olympics. Ms. Mehuli Ghosh (rifle shooter) was also congratulated as she qualified to participate in Summer Youth Olympics in October this year. Since Mehuli was busy taking part in Youth Shooting World Cup in Germany her parents received the congratulations on her behalf.
During this inaugural event we had a speech from Peace and Sport president Mr. Joel Bouzou, who is also the president of World Olympians Association.
The event rounded with the “United by Olympism” video and a formal thank you to our partners, supporters, teachers and alumni of St. Lawrence High School.
Then Mr. Roald Bradstock put colours on the canvas first to declare the live painting competition among the schools in Kolkata open. There were around 10 schools including St. Lawrence High School who participated in the competition. The theme was ‘Olympic Games and Youth’.
All participants in Kolkata got free passes from Fanattic Sports Museum and winners will get passes for their parents too. Winners in all categories to receive certificates and goodies from IOC’s Olympic Museum.
Results will be declared at the end of July and announced on Educate Magis and sportanddev.org.
The next day, on 24 June, Mr. Roald Bradstock painted a picture for Kolkata in Fanattic Sports Museum. The painting will be framed and kept in the museum.
We value the support received from The Olympic Studies Centre (IOC, Lausanne), The Olympic Museum (IOC, Lausanne), World Anti-Doping Agency, Hockey India, The International Olympic Truce Centre, Truce Foundation of the U.S.A, Art of the Olympians, Olympians Association of India, Olympic Studies Center J.A. Samaranch of the Fundació Barcelona Olímpica, Indian Rugby Football Union (IRFU) and Association Familiale Pierre de Coubertin.
Peace and Sport (Monaco), Educate Magis, Air India and Fanattic Sports Museum are partnering us for ‘Expression 2018′.