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KGL took part in the «International Day of Sport for Development and Peace»
Dashti: "International Day of Sport" is an opportunity for companies to highlight their social role

KGL sponsored the International Day of Sport for Development and Peace on April 6, which was held at the Kuwait Sports Club in Kifan. The event was organized by Olympian Balsam Al-Ayoub and her organization Balsam International who invited the Kuwaiti society to participate in this event, especially since this day was named by a United Nations resolution to be an international day of sport for development and peace.
The company is constantly providing support to the sport and humanitarian initiatives, keeping true to its belief in the development of social activities, which have a positive impact on the Kuwaiti society and the youth; celebrating this day in Kuwait also reflects Kuwait's interest in developing its youth’s social and developmental skills.
The celebration was also attended by specialized social organizations, international organizations, voluntary groups, and interested societal individuals who showcased their activities and role in supporting the International Day of Sport for Development and Peace, along with members of KGL and a number of public figures, businessmen and ambassadors, among which were, the Ambassador of the United States of America, the British Ambassador, the Ambassador of Australia, the Ambassador of France and Ambassador of South Africa to Kuwait, to encourage all participants to do more for the future of community development and peace on earth.
“The announcement of April 6 as the International Day of Sport for Development and Peace is an opportunity for international institutions and private sector companies to highlight their role in supporting and developing society”, said Dr. Ali Dashti, Vice Chairman of KGL Logistics.
Dr. Dashti also encouraged all participants in any Corporate Social Responsibility activity, to support sports initiatives and events due to their enormous return to communities, be it physical or behavioral. Dr. Dashti also mentioned that, nowadays, physical activities and sports are an essential part of our lives especially with the progress of technology that is making our lives more comfortable and sedentary. Dr. Dashti stressed the need to support and sponsor sports activities, which should be an integral part of the state officials’ efforts in the development of the Kuwaiti youth, and the belief in the importance of community development and peace on earth, a message we learned from His Highness the Amir Sheikh Sabah Al-Ahmad; thereby developing the potential of individuals, communities and nations, and promoting rapprochement and peace among nations.
For his part, Yousef Dashti, Vice Chairman of the Kuwait and Gulf Link Transport Company said that naming such a day every year makes sport and physical activity accessible to everyone, with the concerted efforts of all governments, organizations, companies and institutions and the United Nations, making sport an essential part of education, development, community, health and peace, hoping to make use of sports activities to help create a world in which everyone enjoys peace, health and prosperity.
The International Day of Sport for Development and Peace was set on April 6, as a result of a resolution adopted by the United Nations General Assembly in 2013, in which the United Nations called on international, regional, national and society, including non-governmental organizations and the private sector, and all other stakeholders to utilize sport for development and peace.

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