Government recognises Paralympic body

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New Delhi, July 1 (IANS) The Sports Ministry on Friday announced that it has granted recognition to the Paralympic Committee of India (PCI) in a move that will help the country prepare ahead of the Paralympic Games in Brazil in September.

“The issue of grant of recognition to a duly constituted National Sports Federation representing Paralympic Games in India has been under consideration of the Government for some time now,” a statement said.

“After having conducted free and fair elections with a former justice of Allahabad High Court appointed Returning Officer, and after recognition by International Paralympic Committee, the Ministry considered the matter and has granted recognition to PCI,” the statement said.

–IANS

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