BJP felicitates specially-abled Judokas for clinching medals in national championship
Post by RK News on Friday, March 10, 2023
Jammu March 09- Hailing the laurels brought by four visually impaired Judokas of Jammu and Kashmir for bagging one gold, one silver and two bronze medals in the just concluded 11th Para National Judo Championship in Lucknow, BJP Thursday appreciated their resilience, fortitude and love for the game, hoping that their distinction will serve as an inspiration for all to aim high and excel in their chosen sports.
Felicitating the boys, senior BJP leader Devender Singh Rana said “The sons of soil have proven once again that there is no dearth of talent in Jammu and Kashmir and the only need is to identify them for being coached by experts in the field”.
He said the contribution of the visually impaired and specially-abled in every sphere of activity including arts and sports has not been second to none. This is something that is heart-warming for all of us, he added.
Rana wished the winner all the success to the Judokas for all the events they participate in times to come and hoped that they will definitely make their mark in national and international championships.
He said they have made every citizen of Jammu and Kashmir proud.
Felicitating the Judokas, BJP Pradesh Vice President Sham Lal Sharma lauded their grit and determination in overcoming hurdles and difficulties to translate their dreams into reality.
“The outstanding performance of the visually impaired players in the national event will certainly enthuse similarly placed sports persons in various disciplines and encourage them to participate in various competitions in a big way”.
Sharma emphasized the crucial need of overall growth of the youngsters, especially those specially abled and said the sports will ensure this aspect of their lives.
The 11th Para National Judo Championship was organized by the Indian Blind and Para Judo Association (IBPJA) from March 3 to March 7 at K.D Singh Babu Stadium Lucknow, Uttar Pradesh. The team participated in the championship under the banner of J&K Blind & Para Judo Association.
While Shahid Ali bagged the Gold medal, Sourav Guleria clinched Silver and Tariq Ahmed and Sadam Hussain both won Bronze Medals.
The team of Blind Boys was coached by Chief Judo Coach Suraj Bhan Singh of J&K Sports Council and escorted by Rameshwar Jamwal Judo coach and Ajay Thakur as Team Manager for the championship.