TitleOlympic values shared in Odisha, India through major programmes in art, culture and education.
Publication Date27th September 2023
LanguagesEnglish | Odiya (Official language of the Indian state of Odisha)
Description India is at the heart of a major education and learning programme working hand-in-hand with the International Olympic Committee. Olympic values are being explored through sport, film, photography, art and educational projects.
The Olympic Values Education Programme (OVEP) has been thriving in the state of Odisha, with the non-profit Abhinav Bindra Foundation playing a key role. Bindra became India’s first individual Olympic Gold medallist when he won in the men’s 10-metre air rifle event at the Olympic Games Beijing 2008.
Thousands of children have been playing and learning Olympic sports and values while parents and teachers have taken part in ‘train the trainers’ sessions - over sixty thousand parents in Odisha have already been part of community immersion sessions while OVEP has joined the school curriculum for children.
The IOC is a private, not-for-profit, international organisation recognized to be of public interest by the Swiss authorities and constituted in the form of a Swiss law association, having its registered office at Maison Olympique (Olympic House), 1007 Lausanne, Switzerland. The mission of the IOC is to promote Olympism throughout the world, to lead the Olympic Movement and to ensure the regular celebration of the Olympic Games.