Hyundai's Samarth Para-Sports Programme Empowers 20 Athletes With Comprehensive Support

Abhijeet Singh
08 Jul 2024
05:59 PM
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The 'Samarth Para-Sports Programme' offers structured support to para-athletes, including financial aid, expert sports science guidance, access to assistive devices, and mentorship from coaches.

Samarth Para-Sports Programme mobility outlook

Hyundai Motor India Foundation (HMIF) has taken a significant step towards inclusivity and sports excellence by launching the 'Samarth Para-Sports Programme.' This initiative, in partnership with the GoSports Foundation, aims to provide comprehensive support to 20 para-athletes over the next three years. The program is part of Hyundai's broader 'Samarth by Hyundai' initiative, which focuses on creating a more inclusive society for people with disabilities.

The Samarth Para-Sports Program provides essential support to para-athletes, helping them achieve their full potential. This includes providing the necessary tools, guidance, and mentorship to thrive in their careers and personal lives. The program aims to unlock the potential of these athletes, fostering independence and propelling their dreams forward.

Unsoo Kim, Managing Director & CEO, Hyundai Motor India, stated 'The Samarth Para-Sports Program aligns with our vision of 'Progress for Humanity' and aims to showcase the incredible talent of para-athletes on a world stage. My best wishes to the GoSports Foundation and all the selected 20 para-athletes. I am sure these athletes will inspire countless others with their courage and determination and make India proud'.

The company has implemented several measures to improve accessibility within its operations, including the launch of the TurnPlus swivel seat mechanism, designed to enhance vehicle accessibility for individuals with special needs. Hyundai has also committed to distributing assistive devices to 684 people with disabilities in India over the next three years.

The initiative covers eight key sports categories: Para-Athletics, Para-Swimming, Para-Badminton, Wheelchair Tennis, Para-Archery, Para-Rowing, Para-Canoeing, and Para-Cycling. This support aims to help these athletes achieve their full potential and represent India on the global stage.

The selected athletes, ranging from emerging talents aged 13 and above to elite athletes aged 16 and above, will receive the necessary resources and mentorship to excel. The program aims to foster independence, unlock potential, and propel dreams forward. This initiative is not just about nurturing talent but also about enhancing India's stature on the global stage and inspiring future generations.

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