As part of its effort to instill greater dynamism and foster closer relationships with the NPCs of Asia, the Asian Paralympic Committee (APC) conducted a half-day Briefing Session with NPC Malaysia, attended by key officials of both organisations here today.
As the Asian Paralympic fraternity looks forward towards the organisation of Incheon 2014 Asian Para Games in Korea in October, solid synergies between the Asian governing body and its 42 affiliates are key to the successful staging of the Games.
Such moves are also part of APC’s significant efforts in enhancing the development of Para sports in the region, as well as striving towards the realisation of the Asian Paralympic Movement Vision 2020 (APM2020).
“APM2020 is only 6 years away, therefore we need to be focused in our efforts in all areas such as administration, technical, athletes’ development, funding, medical and science, sports management as well as branding.
This initiative is also part of the commitment spelt out in the Tashkent Declaration which was agreed upon last year. We need to work hand in hand in all areas with our affiliates in the regions of West Asia, Central Asia, South East Asia, East Asia, and South Asia if we are to achieve APM2020,” said APC President Dato Zainal Abu Zarin.
The session also provides insights and progress on the preparation of the Incheon 2014 Asian Para Games as well as other APC-owned Games and Sport Championships.
The Incheon Asian Para Games is scheduled from 18 to 24th October where 23 sports, including 4 new sports, will be contested. Some 5,000 athletes and officials from more than 40 Asian nations are expected to participate in the Games which is to be staged in various venues in the port city of Incheon.