Around 5,000 participants join NOC Kosova’s #WhiteCard photo/video campaign

Tuesday,  07 April 2020

About 5,000 people took part in the four-day campaign of the NOC Kosova, marking April 6 - the International Day of Sport for Development and Peace. 

The digital campaign was carried out by taking photos or videos on #WhiteCard, while staying at home, due to the measures taken by the National Health Institute, after the spread of the Covid-19 pandemic. The #WhiteCard symbolizes the sending of the message of peace to the world.

April 6 is celebrated all over the world, as on this day the UN Assembly, on April 6, 2013, declared the International Day of Sport for Development and Peace, interconnected with April 6, 1896, the opening day of the Modern Olympic Games, held in Athens, Greece. 

In addition to elite athletes and heads of NOC Kosova, led by President Besim Hasani, the campaign was joined by the Minister of Culture, Youth and Sports, Vlora Dumoshi, as well as leaders of sports federations, their athletes, who with their white cards conveyed the message of peace, as well as made calls to stay at home.

“Sport teaches us to fight hard if we want to achieve our goals. The International Day of Sport for Development and Peace has never been more relevant than now. Through sports, we strengthen ourselves and the society, and we contribute to peace and sustainable development”, said Minister Dumoshi.

Participants who submitted photos and videos on white paper, competed for prizes of 100-300 Euros for the best video, and of 50-150 Euros for the best photo.

 

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