Qatar's School Olympic Program holds Paralympic Day
In a festive sport scene, the Paralympic Day Festival for students with the special needs was successfully held under the theme “ Sport and Integrity” of the seventh edition of Schools Olympic Program 2013-2014 at the Qatar Sports Club Stadium on Monday.
The festival brought together around 520 students representing 53 social centers in charge of people with special needs along with students from different schools who peacefully competed in several sport events.
Senior sport officials and educationists, including HE Sheikh Saoud bin Abdulrahman Al Thani, the Secretary General of Qatar Olympic Committee (QOC), HE Mr. Rabea Mohammed Al Kaabi, the Undersecretary of the Ministry of Education and Higher Education, Abdulsalam Abbas, the President of Qatar Bowling Federation, Dr. Hassan Al Ansari, Secretary General of the Qatar Paralympic Committee (QPC) attended the event.
Monday’s event was a dazzling sport festival , where students with special needs showed widely - praised skills and performance in multiple sport events amid a positive participation from the Italian para-athlete star and champion , Giusy Versace. In a post-event press release on Monday, the QPC Secretary General, Dr. Hassan Al Ansari lauded Qatar Olympic Committee’s continuous effort to spread the theme “Sport For All “ among all community members and its profound concern to integrate this special category into the domestic society.
Likewise, Mr. Mohammed Essa Al Fadallah, the Executive Director of Schools Olympic Program hailed the Festival outcomes and applauded the overwhelming response from students.
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