Press release International Military Sports Council Day Run - 2019
[February 12 2019]
CISM day run
conducted annually by member
countries of International
Military Sports Council to
celebrate its anniversary will
be held on 18th February 2019
around the world. Sri Lanka Navy
will be organizing the
International Military Sports
Council (CISM) day run - 2019 at
the Galle face area with the
participation of VVIPs/Tri
The year 2006 is the birth of CISM Day Run that aims
at promoting the practice of sports in the military context, bringing
together all community of Sports, which includes Sports Federations,
Olympic Committees, and other International Institutions in contact with
the Armed Forces and Ministries of Defense.
Since the first edition, in 2006, this special day is
held every year on 18 February worldwide. In 1948 the French squadron
leader Henri Debrus, together with militaries of France, Belgium, The
Netherlands, Luxembourg and Denmark, founded in Nice, France, the "Conseil
International du Sport Militaire" with the ideal of promoting peace
through sport between the Armed Forces.
Nowadays, the CISM Day Run is the most important event
created to celebrate the anniversary of the Council and remind the date
of its establishment.
Totally integrated in CISM solidarity principles, this
event also intends to contribute to world peace and already became a
tradition between CISM-family worldwide. Up to now, 83 member countries
have already held at least once the CISM Day Run.
The event includes short or long distance jogging,
walking or skiing. The purpose is to disseminate the CISM
motto,"Friendship through Sport", among the millions of soldiers of our
133 member nations, gathering for one day, under the sport and flag
peace, the brothers in arms of the whole world. Regardless of physical
fitness, sports abilities, social conditions, ranks, gender or age;
everybody together, shoulder-to-shoulder, engaged in the principle of
sport for all and with one goal only: the world peace.
Courtesy : navy.lk