In 2013, the United Nations General Assembly declared 6th April as the International Day of Sports and Physical Activities, to celebrate the contribution of sports in education, human development and peace in the world.
This is the 2nd year celebrations of the day. Sports has a wide reach around the world, popularity, and every sport has a foundation of positive values with which they are played and the UN has positioned sports ideally to contribute towards their aim of development and peace around the world.
The United Nations feels that the cooperation, solidarity, tolerance, understanding, and health with which people play sports around the world has a lot of values like teamwork. Discipline, fairness and respect for the opponent and rules of the game will aid in the development of human rights, and social and economic development and also a peaceful coexistence of people around the world.