Bhubaneswar: Parmod Bhagat, Odisha’s Golden Boy, and reigning world champion para shuttler, has been of the opinion that differently-abled individuals are by no means lower than abled folks. In current Paralympics held in Tokyo, para-athletes from India proved their mettle as soon as once more. Whereas, in Olympic Video games 2020, Indian athletes received one gold medal, para-athletes from the nation bagged 5 gold medals, mentioned Bhagat.
Attending a operate to mark the thirty eighth anniversary of Sambad, Odisha’s No1 Odia day by day, and twelfth anniversary of Kanak information channel, Bhagat mentioned, “Each the Centre and Odisha authorities have been fairly supportive to para-athletes in pursuing their ambition in sports activities. I thank Prime Minister Narendra Modi for coining the time period ‘Divyang’ for differently-abled individuals. Additionally, I thank Odisha’s Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik for his assist to para-athletes.”
The Odisha Chief Minister had introduced to ascertain 89 indoor stadiums throughout the State just lately.
Bhagat additionally urged the State authorities to make sure entry of wheelchair and ramp services in any respect stadiums in order that para-athletes might play at these stadiums together with athletes.
He expects extra gold medals might be received for India in Olympics and Paralympics.
Talking about his sports activities journey, Bhagat mentioned initially his father used to inform him to give attention to research and get a authorities job. However the identical mindset modified when he performed a badminton event close to Sambalpur bus stand whereas finding out Class IX. He turned runners up and received Rs 2,000 money prize together with a trophy. He offered the prize cash and trophy to his father. That second was a life-changing second for Bhagat and thereafter no trying again.
“In 2004, I received the third place in badminton occasion in Asian Video games. The Centre and State authorities gave recognition to me from there. Inspired by the assist, I turned world champion in 2009,” mentioned Bhagat.
He additionally spoke about his assembly his idol Sachin Tendulkar and the reward he acquired from the Cricket legend.
Although Bhagat mother and father are from Bihar, he was introduced up in Attabira village of Bargarh district. He has been inspired additional by the love and affection of his villagers.
When he returned house after wining gold medal in Paralympics, practically 10,000 folks gave him a grand welcome and large rally within the honour of him.
He additionally thanked Sambad Group Chairman Soumya Ranjan Patnaik for supporting him throughout his days of battle.
“Once I was struggling, Soumya Ranjan Sir helped me bodily, mentally and financially. These are particular who assist sportsmen throughout their battle days,” mentioned Bhagat.
Bhagat was felicitated by Sambad Group Chairman Soumya Ranjan Patnaik in presence of Government Director Tanya Patnaik, and senior editors of Sambad Odia Each day, Kanak information channel and different dignitaries throughout the programme.