The veteran sports personality, Mr.Girma Cheru has been honored in Toronto.
Flanked by his wife, Nigist, Girma Cheru gracefully entered the Broadview Avenue Hall to a standing ovation.
Mr.Girma is a well known trainer over the radio and TV in Ethiopia. In the night, he was honored for his long time contributions to Ethiopians on many fronts.
At the age of 88, Girma carries himself in an elegant way . He is praised as a person who took Ethiopian sports In to the next level . The key note speaker and the former president of the international Olympics committee, Fikru Kidane recalled how Mr Girma Cheru shaped the generation in to fitness.
In an eloquent chronicle, Kidane explained the tragectory of sports in Ethiopia. In their testimonies about the fitness Guru Girma Cheru , Ethiopian Canadians appreciated his relentless activism in many spheres .
Winner of the 1990 UNESCO international Physical education and Sport Award, Girma Cheru also expressed his gratefulness to the organizers. In an exclusive interview with ethiofidel.com, Girma Cheru attributed his success to the support from all the people in Ethiopia. And he wants to continue to have an active role in shaping the new generation through his mentorship.
“I want the new generation to continue to be fit, patriotic and forward looking ” Says Girma
With a deeply humbled tone , Girma suggested the community should also celebrate others who achieved a lot.