Peace and Sports, the Organization for Peace Through Sport’ was founded in 2007 by Olympic medalist and World Champion in Modern Pentathlon Joel Bouzou, the current president.
Indian Davis Cupper Rohan Bopanna and his Pakistani partner Aisam-Ul-Haq Qureshi have been conferred Peace and Sport Award from a Monaco-based foundation, their second honour in a week, for their message of ‘Stop War Start Tennis’.
Bopanna and Qureshi received the award here last night for publicizing their belief that sports can play a part in promoting friendship between India and Pakistan.
Their message of ‘Stop War Start Tennis’ had fetched Bopanna and Qureshi the Arthur Ashe Humanitarian Of The Year award during the ATP World Tour Finals in London last month.
The two players have been playing with the message of ‘Stop War Start Tennis’ for quite some time on the Tour and in Grand Slams.