Daraz, the leading online marketplace in Nepal, has signed a Memorandum of Understanding with the Nepal Olympic Committee (NOC) in a collaborative effort to promote the ‘Tokyo 2020 Summer Olympics’ and the athletes who will be representing Nepal at the Olympics. The MOU was signed by Hon’ble Mr. Jeevan Ram Shrestha, President, NOC and Mr. Lino Ahlering, Managing Director, Daraz in a special ceremony of “Olympic Day 2021 Commemorative Event’ held at NOC, Satdobato organized by Sports for All Commission. Daraz is part of the Alibaba Group; the ‘Worldwide Partner’ of the International Olympic Committee (IOC).
The partnership aims to strengthen and promote the co-operation between Daraz and Nepal Olympic Committee leading up to the Tokyo 2020 Summer Olympics. It also further seeks to increase the visibility and the promotions of the upcoming Olympics as well as the athletes who will be representing Nepal in said competition.
‘It is a great pleasure to be associated with Daraz Nepal for the purpose of promoting the Nepalese Olympians, who shall be participating Tokyo 2020 Olympic summer games. Nepalese athletes among 207 countries shall compete with their best efforts, zeal and dreams to win. Besides, Daraz shall play an instrumental role to aware and promote the Olympic games in Nepal, which is a primary objective of Nepal Olympic Committee. During Olympic game it is celebrated as a World Sports Festival where billions of people will observe in the globe.
NOC with the partnership with Daraz intend to facilitate to the Nepalese to watch, be informed and participate in upcoming Tokyo Olympic-2020, which is from July 23 to August 08 through social media and various other interesting ways. I would like to thank Daraz for coming forward for the association with NOC and hope to continue the partnership in the future.’- Hon’ble Mr. Jeevan Ram Shrestha, President, Nepal Olympic Committee.
‘Sports and particularly the Olympic Games with its unique spirit traditionally unites people from all around the world and brings some joy in difficult times like now where COVID-19 has been impacting everyone’s life severely. Therefore, we are proud to be associated with the Olympic Games in Tokyo through this partnership. Excellence, respect and friendship are the values of the Olympics and also outline what we from Daraz stand for. We are a young and authentic team striving for excellence and disruption in South Asia. We share the vision that anything is possible. On behalf of Daraz, I wish all the Nepali athletes a lot of success during this year’s Olympics’- Lino Ahlering, Managing Director, Daraz Nepal.
The Tokyo 2020 Summer Olympics are scheduled to begin from 23rd July and will host over 200 nations with over 12,000 athletes expected to take part. The partnership is a positive step to ensuring that a tournament as historical as the Olympics receives as much visibility and promotion as possible throughout the country.