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Khelo India Para Games might be nice platform to earn recognition: Para High-Jumper Nishad Kumar

New Delhi [India], December 1 (ANI): Indian Paralympian and excessive jumper Nishad Kumar hailed the efforts of the Ministry of Youth Affairs and Sports to host the first-ever Khelo India Para Games.

He mentioned that the inaugural version of the Khelo India Para Games below the ready management of Prime Minister Narendra Modi is a stepping stone for athletes on the grassroot degree to point out the world what they’re able to and also will profit the gamers immensely, the official press notice mentioned.

Nishad, who made his maiden Paralympic Games look in 2020 Tokyo representing India, received a Silver medal within the Men’s excessive bounce T47 class. In doing so, he additionally created a brand new Asian file of two.06m. In the 2022 Asian Para Games, he clinched the Gold medal within the Men’s excessive bounce T47 at Hangzhou, China.

“When I met Prime Minister Narendra Modi after the 2022 Asian Para Games, he said that they have a Special Olympics Scheme for the specially-abled and will provide world-class facilities to the athletes participating. It is great to see that all the players have access to the facilities. Besides this, it is also great to see our Youth Affairs and Sports Minister Anurag Thakur taking an active part in this and motivating the athletes to perform,” it added.

“At the same time, I also believe that Khelo India Para Games will help in getting that confidence in the athletes so that they can perform anywhere in the world. Through Khelo India Para Games, the players will have an opportunity to showcase their abilities and find recognition. The Games will also be a platform for scouting budding athletes who can go on to represent India at the global level,” Nishad added.

Nishad hails from Baduan village of Amb sub-division in Una District, Himachal Pradesh. His father is a farmer and his mom has been a state-level volleyball participant and a discus thrower. It comes no shock that his mom has been his inspiration.

The excessive jumper additionally talked in regards to the sports activities ecosystem in Himachal Pradesh. He mentioned, “Comparing to other states, the sports ecosystem is slowly and gradually growing. I also met Himachal Pradesh Chief Minister, Sukhvinder Singh Sukhu. He said that in March 2024, they will be coming out with new sports policy. I am sure that in coming years, there will be a lot more athletes from Himachal Pradesh bringing laurels and accolades for the country,” the press launch mentioned.

“I would also like to say that one should believe in himself/herself. Don’t think about the adverse circumstances that surround you. Focus on your training and always give your 100 per cent to get the result you want,” he signed off.

Since 2018, a complete of 11 Khelo India Games have been efficiently held. This consists of 5 Khelo India Youth Games, 3 Khelo India University Games and three Khelo India Winter Games.

The first-ever Khelo India Para Games is scheduled to be held from tenth December to seventeenth December 2023.

Over 1,400 contributors from throughout 32 states and union territories together with the Services Sports Control Board are anticipated to take part within the maiden Khelo India Para Games which can witness para athletes vie for honours in 7 disciplines together with para athletics, para capturing, para archery, para soccer, para-badminton, para desk tennis and para weight lifting. The occasions might be held throughout 3 SAI stadiums – the IG Stadium, the Shooting Range in Tughlaqabad and the JLN Stadium. (ANI)