3-day ONGC Para Games 2018-19

Energy Maharatna organizes second edition

Thesynergyonine Sports Bureau

NEW DELHI, MARCH 13 : Oil and Natural Gas Corporation Limited (ONGC) has organized the 2nd edition of the three-day ONGC Para Games 2018-19 at the Thyagraj Stadium in New Delhi. The first edition of the event was organized by ONGC in 2017. ONGC is the only public sector enterprise to organize such para Games, to promote the sporting talent of Persons with Disabilities (PwD).

ONGC Para Games 2018 -19

The Paralympics

A major international multi-sport event involving athletes with a range of disabilities

All Paralympic Games are governed by the International Paralympic Committee(IPC).

The Paralympics has grown from a small gathering of British World War II veterans in 1948 to become one of the largest international sporting events by the early 21st century

The Paralympics is a major international multi-sport event involving athletes with a range of disabilities, including impaired muscle power (e.g. paraplegiaand quadriplegia, muscular dystrophy, post-polio syndrome, spina bifida), impaired passive range of movement, limb deficiency (e.g. amputation or dysmelia), leg length difference, short stature, hypertonia, ataxia, athetosis, vision impairment and intellectual impairment. There are Winter and Summer Paralympic Games, which since the 1988 Summer Games in Seoul, South Korea, are held almost immediately following the respective Olympic Games.

ONGC's association with PCI

ONGC has associated with the Paralympic Committee of India (PCI) to organize the ONGC Para Games in a professional manner. The international format is being adopted to organize the Games.

Around 150 specially-abled employees of ONGC are participating in the tournament. Declaring the ONGC Para Games open on 13 March 2019, ONGC Videsh Director (Exploration) Mr. G S Chaturvedi said, "We must take the Para Games as an opportunity, not as a challenge". He added that ONGC provides a lot of opportunities to its employees, particularly in the field of sports, to hone their talents and excel in every field of human endeavor.

ONGC Videsh Director (Exploration) Mr. G S Chaturvedi :
"We must take the Para Games as an opportunity, not as a challenge". He added that ONGC provides a lot of opportunities to its employees, particularly in the field of sports, to hone their talents and excel in every field of human endeavor.

The genesis :

The Paralympics has grown from a small gathering of British World War II veterans in 1948 to become one of the largest international sporting events by the early 21st century. The Paralympics has grown from 400 athletes with a disability from 23 countries in 1960 to thousands of competitors from over 100 countries in the London 2012 Games. Paralympians strive for equal treatment with non-disabled Olympic athletes, but there is a large funding gap between Olympic and Paralympic athletes. The Paralympic Games are organized in parallel with the Olympic Games, while the IOC-recognized Special Olympics World Games include athletes with intellectual disabilities, and the Deaflympics include deaf athletes.

Given the wide variety of disabilities that Paralympic athletes have, there are several categories in which the athletes compete. The allowable disabilities are broken down into ten eligible impairment types. The categories are impaired muscle power, impaired passive range of movement, limb deficiency, leg length difference, short stature, hypertonia, ataxia, athetosis, vision impairment andintellectual impairment.[4] These categories are further broken down into classifications, which vary from sport to sport.

The game of life:

"Nor stony tower, nor walls of beaten brass, Nor airless dungeon, nor strong links of iron, Can be retentive to the strength of spirit; But life, being weary of these worldly bars, Never lacks power to dismiss itself. - William Shakespeare, Julius Caesar