Youth Affairs and Sports Minister Kiren Rijiju on thursday said para athletes are the strength and the source of inspiration for everyone in the country. He said Sports Ministry is leaving no stone unturned to support them.
He said this while attending a virtual session on the occasion of 29th World Disability Day in the presence of Paralympic Committee of India President Deepa Malik, Indian Para Athletes Devendra Jhajharia, Parul Parmar and Shatabdi Awasthi.
He said that in Sports Ministry, there is no difference between an able and a differently-abled sportsperson. He said, the Ministry felicitates them with the same amount of recognition, and prize money.
He added that he will request the State Governments to support the Paralympians in their respective region in the best possible way.