Nothing supersedes like success. How much a medal can change the life of a Para athlete and boost the Paralympic Movement in the country of over 1.3 billion can gauged with the reception the Indian team received following their unprecedented 19 medals, including five golds, eight silvers and six bronze.
India recorded their best-ever Paralympic performance by finishing 24th in the overall medals tally. For a country starved of sporting excellence, other than in cricket, the success at the Games will be etched in history as a corner stone for a new era.
A Paralympic gold has no less weight than an Olympic one. The Tokyo games have given all the reasons for sports administrators to get up and take notice, for these aren’t merely medals—they are all stories of inspiration.
Some of India”s Tokyo Paralympic medal winners were felicitated by Kaleidoscope during an event titled “You are the Winner”.
Our Paralympic players are a source of inspiration for the entire society. Leaving the weakness of their bodies behind they have reached the top of their game and won a medal for our country.”said Samiran Das , Founder of Kaleidoscope.