To celebrate the Olympic values of excellence, friendship and respect to people and introduce sports to children, the Bhutan Olympic Committee celebrated the ninth edition of Olympic day in Thimphu yesterday.

The theme this year was Move, Learn and Discover, aimed at encouraging people from all walks of life to experience new sports.

Over 600 students, 70 teachers and volunteers from six schools in Thimphu dzongkhag and about 80 officials from 10 National Sports Federations (NSFs) took part in the celebration.

The day is celebrated in more than 160 countries to promote fitness and well being, in addition to the Olympic ideals of Fair Play, Perseverance and Sportsmanship.