President Pahor on the occasion of Slovenian Sports Day: "Sport strengthens our health, strengthens Slovenia's reputation in the world and connects us"
On the open day on the national holiday, the President of the Republic congratulated all citizens and Slovenes at home and abroad. He thanked the visitors for deciding to celebrate the first celebration of this new national holiday with a visit to the Presidential Palace.
In his festive address, President Pahor emphasized that sport strengthens our health and strengthens Slovenia's reputation in the world, and at the same time connects us as a nation and a community. "With the success of our athletes, we listen to one anthem and wave one flag," said President Pahor, emphasizing the possibility of making the holiday a day off, which could encourage people to dedicate the day to sports. activities and celebrating everything that inspires us in sports. At the end of his address, he wished those present to celebrate the holiday sincerely and to connect us even more and encourage us to sports activities.
On this occasion, representatives of the Association for the Sports of the Disabled of Slovenia - Slovenian Paralympic Committee handed over the Parasport Commitment to the President of the Republic. Damijan Lazar, president of the association, said that the holiday is also important for Slovenian para-athletes, as it also coincides with the European sports week #BeActive. "Sport is one of the bridges of socialization of people with disabilities into society," Lazar emphasized when handing over the Covenant.
Later, all visitors visited the premises of the Presidential Palace and the working premises of the President of the Republic Borut Pahor. The inspection was conducted in accordance with expert instructions and measures to prevent the spread of covid-19. As usual, an honor guard of the Slovenian Army Guard is lined up in front of the Presidential Palace between 9 am and 21 pm today in honor of the national holiday.
The Open Days of the Presidential Palace have been held on the initiative of the President of the Republic of Slovenia Borut Pahor since 2013 and have become a popular way of celebrating and celebrating national holidays for all generations. So far, the Presidential Palace has been visited by more than 25.000 (twenty-five thousand) visitors of all ages, including from abroad.