Milkha Singh: Paralympians deserve highest recognition & awards


Chandigarh: Legendary competitor Milkha Singh feels that the paralympics merit the most noteworthy acknowledgment and grants that the nation can give to them as they are the ideal case of what can be accomplished despite seemingly insurmountable opposition.

 "These competitors merit the most noteworthy acknowledgment and grants that our nation can give on them since they are sparkling case of what a general public can accomplish through diligent work, assurance and duty," the previous competitor, known as 'Flying Sikh', said. Mariyappan Thangavelu (gold in men's T42 High Jump), Varun Bhati (bronze in men's T42 High Jump), Deepa Malik (silver in ladies' shotput F53 occasion) and Devendra Jhajharia (gold in men's F46 lance toss) have sacked decorations in their particular orders and there has been an interest that the Paralympic medallists be presented the Rajiv Gandhi Khel Ratna grant – the most elevated donning honor in the nation.

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An Olympic medallist specifically meets all requirements for the Khel Ratna recompense amid an Olympic year however there is no such arrangement set up for the paralympians. Milkha, who had missed a bronze award by a stubble in the 1960 Rome Olympics, saluted every one of the competitors who are right now speaking to India at the progressing Rio Paralympics for their endeavors and effective exhibitions.

 "I had been welcomed by the Paralympic Committee of India to hail off the 'Game for Development Run' in 2014 and I was astonished at the get-up-and-go and energy of the paralympic competitors who I had met that day. I was touched," said the octogenarian previous quarter-miler. "Presently I am touched again when I see the exhibitions of these competitors.

 I have a message for them. 'Your exhibitions, even with all chances that you have experienced in life are living case to every one of us of what can be accomplished when somebody sets his of her psyche to it. I thank all of you for giving us that motivation and inspiration and for keeping the National Flag flying'," he included.

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