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Theme Song of Paralympic Games launched, 54 athletes in India Contingent

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New Delhi: The theme song for Paralympic Games has been virtually launched on Tuesday by Union Minister for Youth Affairs and Sports, Anurag Thakur. The song “Kar De Kamaal Tu” is composed and sung by a Divyang cricket player Sanjeev Singh. From India, a record number of 54 para athletes are going to participate in nine different sports in the Paralympic Games in Tokyo. Many of the Athletes have qualified with world record performance which raises the medal expectations.

The idea of Paralympic Committee of India was to get the song composed from the Divyang community as a mark of inclusiveness. The lyrics of the song motivate not only the athletes but all the people with any form of disability to never underestimate themselves and what they have in them to create wonders.

Speaking on the occasion, Anurag Thakur said, “India is sending its largest ever contingent to the Paralympic Games in Tokyo – 54 para-sportspersons across 9 sports disciplines. India will be watching your every move, we will be following your incredible journey at the Games. The sheer determination of our Para-Athletes shows their phenomenal human spirit. Remember that when you play for India you will have 130 crore Indians cheering for you! I am extremely confident that our para- athletes will give their optimum best!”

“Prime Minister Narendra Modi had met our Rio 2016 Paralympic Games athletes and has always had a keen interest for the welfare of our athletes and focused the government’s approach on nurturing talent along with development of sports Infrastructure across the country. I would also like to congratulate the Paralympic Committee of India and its President Deepa Malik for ensuring that our athletes are well prepared and receive the best facilities,” said Thakur.

Inputs from GoI release

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