Governor Dr Tamilisai Soundararajan has appreciated the para-cyclists who are undertaking the Infinity Ride-2020 from Kashmir to Kanyakumari as inspirational.
“I am amazed at the spirit of enthusiasm and bravery being shown by the para-cyclists against all odds in embarking on Infinity Ride-2020 from Kashmir to Kanyakumari. This is truly inspirational,” she added.
The Governor was speaking at the flagging off ceremony for the ride at the Aditya Mehta Infinity Para Sports Academy and Rehabilitation Centre, here.
The ride was first flagged off in Srinagar on November19th and arrived in Hyderabad and from here it will proceed to Kanyakumari in Tamil Nadu. The total distance it will cover is 3,842 km.
Dr Tamilisai Soundararajan described the physically challenged as not only the specially-abled but as the superbly-abled people who are challenging the boundaries set by the society.
She appreciated the objective of Infinity Ride-2020 that aims to reach out to the physically challenged students across the country to raise awareness and empower them through para sports.
The Governor stated that para-sports events inculcate the spirit of competition, team work, and sense of purpose among the challenged people and help them overcome their limitations and achieve more.
Dr. Tamilisai Soundararajan specially appreciated the tremendous work being done by the Aditya Mehta Foundation in association with the BSF in promoting para-sports and rehabilitation of the differently abled people.
Many were provided with prosthetics with the active contributions from celebrities and other philanthropists alike.
Advisor to Telangana Government SK Joshi, Inspector General of BSF SK Tyagi, actresses Lakshmi Manchu and Regina Cassandra were among those who spoke at the event.