The festive concert was held in capital's Palace of Peace and Accord. The presidents and representatives of 15 National Olympic Committees also arrived to congratulate the sports community of Kazakhstan with a significant event.
The President greeted and congratulated the people of Kazakhstan, sportsmen, sports fans and guests on the significant holiday of the 25th anniversary of the Olympic Committee of Kazakhstan.
"We joined the International Olympic movement. It became an important part of the establishment of new independent Kazakhstan. The Olympic movement is more than a sport. It is a philosophy of life that is based on the value and openness of the unity, mutual respect, physical and moral perfection. All this coincides with the principles of establishing new independent Kazakhstan", the President of Kazakhstan said.
The Head of State noted that the Olympic movement has no equal on the planet, on the strength of its coverage and has a strong impact on people.
"According to the Olympic model, Universiade, continental games and other competitions are held. An example of the Olympic champions inspires children around the world to go in for sports. Kazakhstan has become a worthy member of the International Olympic family. We supported the development of sports in every possible way. Our flag was raised at all Olympiads that have passed over the past 25 years. The anthem of our country proudly sounded in honor of the victories won by our athletes. The Olympic Games set the highest bar, stimulating all sportsmen", N.Nazarbayev noted.
Also, the Leader of the nation noted the success of the national team, which proved a high level at the last winter Universiade in Almaty.
"I have no doubt that Kazakhstan will further strengthen its positions in the world sports arena. I am sure that the Olympic flame will light more hearts all over the world", the Head of State said.
After the solemn speech the President of Kazakhstan awarded Head of the Association of National Olympic Committees (ANOC) and the Olympic Council of Asia (OCA) Sheikh Ahmad Al-Fahad Al-Sabah with a jubilee medal for the treasure and development of sports and the Olympic movement.
We remind that capital's Palace of Peace and Accord hosts a gala evening dedicated to the celebration of the 25th anniversary of the National Olympic Committee of Kazakhstan.
Photo by Chingiz Kapparov