The Bahrain Paralympic Committee participated in the National Sports Day activities organised by the Bahrain Olympic Committee at the Sports Village in the Bahrain National Stadium. Both members of the public and people with impairments attended the day’s festivities.
The successful event saw attendees enjoy a day filled with a diverse agenda of sporting activities thanks to the great organization by the Olympic Committee, creating a wonderful atmosphere for all.
Mr. Ali Al Majed, Secretary General of the Paralympic Committee, expressed his delight at the participation of many different civil societies and institutions within its pavilion, indicating the great success achieved by the Olympic Committee in hosting and organising this sporting event. Events like this, he emphasized, greatly contribute to the inclusion and integration of people with impairments within society, as it aligns with the goals and objectives of the Bahrain Paralympic Strategy.
The Secretary General also praised the directives of His Highness Sheikh Nasser bin Hamad Al Khalifa, Representative of His Majesty the King, the Charitable Works and Youth Affairs, National Security Adviser, President of the Supreme Council for Youth and Sports, and His Highness Sheikh Khalid bin Hamad Al Khalifa, First Deputy Chairman of the Supreme Council for Youth and Sports, President of the Bahrain Olympic Committee for their support for initiatives that promote the culture of sport within the Bahraini society, in particular sports for people with impairments. He also commended the dedication of His Excellency Sheikh Mohammed bin Duaij Al Khalifa, Chairman of the Bahrain Paralympic Committee for his constant support for events such as these.
Mr. Al Majed further emphasized the importance of continuing to organise such sporting activities to continue the motto of “sports is a way of life”.
The Paralympic pavilion saw great admiration and support from participants, as they played in Paralympic games dedicated to those with impairments such as Wheelchair Basketball, Football (for the deaf), Seated Volleyball, Wheelchair Challenges, Fencing, Rowing, Weightlifting and Boccia. The pavilion also had a section where all who attended could receive check ups and medical advice from health professionals.