Paralympic Committee of India gets recognition

PCI: The new committee has prioritised reforms of the governance and membership structure in line with IPC requirements in the interest of creating a sustainable and athlete focused organisation.

Rao Inderjit Singh, the president of the Paralympic Committee of India   -  R.V. Moorthy

The International Paralympic Committee (IPC) with its headquarters in germany has recognised the Paralympic Committee of India (PCI) led by Rao Inderjit Singh as the president. Also the Union Minister of State for Planning and Defence, Rao Inderjit along with vice president Gursharan Singh had visited the IPC headquarters in Bonn on May 27, to ensure the ratification of the PCI election that was held in October 2015.

The Sports Authority of India and the Union Sports Ministry had by then confirmed that the PcI election was held in conformity with the Sports Code.The Indian delegation met the IPC CEO Xavier Gonzalez, Chief of Staff Mike Peters and NPC relationship manager Qayser Sachdev, in reaching a decision to revive the Paralympic Movement in India, especially in view of the forthcoming Paralympics to be staged in Rio de Janeiro in September.

In a release issued here on Thursday, the PCI stated that ‘’the new committee has prioritised reforms of the governance and membership structure in line with IPC requirements in the interest of creating a sustainable and athlete focused organisation’’. For the Paralympics in Rio, 31 Indian athletes have already reached the minimum qualifying standard, and it was hoped that the contingent would record its best performance.

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