The PCI urged state governments to current awards, together with money, to the members and winners of the Tokyo 2020 Paralympic Games, on the strains of Olympic Games
CHANDIGARH: The Paralympic Committee of India (PCI) on Tuesday requested the chief ministers of all of the Indian states to announce state awards, together with the money prizes, for the sports activities individuals collaborating on the Tokyo 2020 Paralympic Games. The request to Chief Ministers got here after a number of states introduced rewards, together with—money prizes, jobs and medals—to the members and winners of the continuing Olympic Games.
The Paralympic Games, that are the largest international sporting platform for the differently-abled (Divyang) folks, is scheduled to be performed at Tokyo from August 24 to September 5, this 12 months.
In a letter to Chief Ministers, Avinash Rai Khanna, Chief Patron, PCI, mentioned, “The Paralympic Games are performed parallel to the Olympic Games, on the similar venue and as per the identical requirements. In the upcoming Tokyo 2020 Paralympic Games, PCI is fielding 53 Para athletes, who belong to totally different States and UTs. PCI strongly believes that the efficiency of our athletes shall be historic and can make each Indian proud. Our honourable Prime Minister offers particular consideration for the welfare and promotion of the Divyang sportspersons.”
“PCI requests the ministers to announce ‘State Awards’ for the members and winners out of your respective state, on the strains of awards being introduced to the athletes collaborating on the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games. The bulletins wouldn’t solely encourage the athletes however may also encourage them to carry out their greatest for their respective state and nation. Also, the announcement, with none discrimination to the athletes for Olympic and Paralympic, will guarantee an inclusive Indian society”, Khanna, who can also be the in-charge of BJP affairs in Himachal, additional mentioned.