May 27, 2023 14:01
APC President: Iran plays a key role in developing Paralympic Movement at the region
On the first day of APC 30th Executive Board meeting, President Majid Rashed delivers a speech in Tehran, this morning.


NPC IRAN- On the first day of APC 30th Executive Board meeting, President Majid Rashed delivers a speech in Tehran, this morning.

In his opening speech to the APC Session, Majid Rashed thanks Iran and especially Dr. Ghafoor Karegari as the NPC head, for hosting and extending a warm welcome.


 “Before opening the meeting, I would like to thank the Iran NPC for hosting us in Tehran. Beside the ancient history of this country, Iran also has great and hospitable people.

I believe that all the people, here, around the table are a united family in Asia. We should do our best to develop our Asian Paralympic Movement.

However, our Movement faces challenges in some cases, such as the COVID-19 Pandemic or financial issues but we have solved them by positive attitudes and energy. Our athletes are the main source of this energy, which always send us positive vibes.

APC main goals are creating the best atmosphere for Asian athletes, and also running the sustainable Asian Para Games, Youth Para Games and some Para region Games. In fact, it’s a model to be formed by the other regions of the world.

I would inform you that we have succeed to join Asian countries together. Of course it has definitely done through the cooperation and support of NPCs.

To close the speech, once again I should remind that Asian athletes comprise the majority of world sport population. They are looking to our efforts, so we won’t disappoint them. To hear the athletes voice, we establish the Athletes Commission. We will work hard for achieving our goals, together in Asia. It is our duty to support the athletes in a way that their dreams come true.”


Asian Paralympic Committee President mentions Iran as one of the most developed NPCs in the region which has been umbrella of many elite Para-Athletes and World Champions.

Mr. Rashed highlighted the influence of IRI government and Supreme leader for improvement of Iran’s Paralympic Movement. He also remarked efforts of NPC officials and the entire team to Para Sports across the country.

It is the APC President's second trip to the country since the 15th National Paralympic Day, which were organized successfully in October 2022.

The APC Board trip will be concluded on 29 May 2023, with two days of attending the EB meeting and a day of touring National Sports Museum, visiting Iran Sports Official and taking part in a press conference.

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