Jammu celebrates ‘White Card'

JAMMU: Young players training at different coaching centres within MA Stadium, here today joined the worldwide movement-White Card-a symbolic initiative to celebrate the International Day of Sport for Development and Peace.

Young trainees at the Skating Rink, Badminton Hall of Indoor Complex and other coaching centres observed the day and displayed the White Card to show their solidarity with the worldwide movement.

The "Carton Blanc" (White Card) started as a highly-acclaimed travelling photo exhibition by Maud Bernos which highlights the faces of those who are at the very heart of Peace and Sport's action and who are its tireless driving force: children.

The photographer named her exhibition "Carton Blanc" in reference to the red card, which signifies the most serious offense that a sports player can commit. Here, the colour white, which symbolizes purity and peace, is therefore used to represent positivity and constructiveness in sport.

The effort took the shape of an organisation--The First Citizens Sports Foundation-- that recognizes and promotes the culture of excellence in sports at all levels of society, with the intention of encouraging wider participation in Sport, and creating an environment conducive to the integration of sport as a vehicle for positive social change.

"To celebrate the day, which is dedicated to Peace and Sport is an initiative taken to show your commitment to peace efforts worldwide. So become part of the efforts being made worldwide, we also celebrated the day within MA Stadium Complex," Manager Indoor Complex, Satish Gupta told Jammu Links News.


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