Rio Paralympics award champ Deepa Malik is not cheerful that the quadrennial occasion is called Paralympics. Rather, she needs it to be known as Olympics Paralympics, as it includes the best of in unexpected way abled competitors from over the world. In a felicitation function held at the Sharad Pawar Indoor Cricket Academy here on Monday, India's four 2016 Paralympics champs were respected by Indian cricket legend Sachin Tendulkar.
"It is pitiful that each time we say Paralympics, we need to include it is Olympics Paralymics. It is still not comprehended that Paralympics additionally implies Olympic-level rivalry (for the in an unexpected way abled)," said Malik, who turned into the primary Indian lady to pack a decoration in Paralympics in the wake of securing silver in ladies' F53 shot put. In the mean time, gold award champ in men's lance toss F46, Devendra Jhajharia, was upbeat to meet his godlike object Tendulkar.
"I consider Sachin sir as my good example. I am glad I could meet him." For Mariyappan Thangavelu, the gold award victor in men's high bounce T42, his craving to accomplish something important took him to achievement. "I needed to accomplish something and deal with my mom (a day by day wage worker) and in this way I began taking a gander at games. I preferred cricket, saw Kapil Dev and Sachin playing and was quick to play for India and win gold.
"When I was an understudy, my companions never included me while playing sports. However, I felt that I could do it and began high bounce when I was in Class XIII and bit by bit advanced to school and college level. "In the wake of winning (the decoration), when I saw the Indian banner, I was in tears and I am extremely fulfilled that I made my nation glad," included Thangavelu.
Varun Singh Bhati, who won bronze in high hop, too was congratulated on the event. Tendulkar said he was regarded to be in the organization of the champions. "It's an extraordinary minute. I am really regarded to be here.
As an Indian, I am to a great degree glad for every one of you four and alternate competitors likewise who took an interest. The entire world calls them distinctively tested and abled. As per me, these champions are exceptionally abled." "We as a whole sportsmen have what's coming to us of hardships. In any case, with these competitors, by various folds it happens more.
Affliction and difficulties to manage each one of those things is something, which doesn't happen all alone. It requires heaps of center, exertion, assurance and devotion and backing of your family. What's more, to conquer every one of these impediments, I think our champions have turned out without a hitch," Tendulkar said.
Each of the award victors got a check of Rs 15 lakh. It was additionally reported that award champs in the prior releases of Paralympics will likewise be introduced Rs 15 lakh each. These incorporate Murlikant Petkar (1972), Bhimrao Keskar, Joginder Singh Bedi (both 1984), Rajinder Singh Rahelu (2014) and HN Girisha (2012).