National Paralympics Committee and the role it plays to promote para athletics in India

December 16, 2017

National Paralympics Committee

National Paralympics Committee (NCP) is national body of world’s Paralympic movement. It represents International Paralympic Committee (IPC) and is responsible for organising the Paralympic Games.

Paralympics Committee of India (PCI) is a government recognised non-profit organisation that aims to promote and develop para sports in the country. It is dedicated towards the development and upliftment of physically challenged sports athletes who suffer from disabilities like blindness, mobility, amputations and cerebral palsy. PCI helps provide the opportunities to athletes to represent India at Paralympics games and several other national and international para sports events.

Role of PCI in promoting para athletics in India

PCI focuses on development, progress and promotion of Paralympic sports for the disabled of the country. It helps identify the potential Paralympians and assist these athletes to prepare for the competition. PCI provides funds for coaching, equipment as well as travel in the lead up to the Paralympic Games.

PCI is on a constant churn to promote the sports with social awareness, and further contribute to the development of a more equitable society with respect and create equal opportunities for all the individuals.

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