Tokyo Paralympics: Deepa Malik said – had to struggle to find sponsors due to Corona.

The Paralympic Committee of India (PCI) President Deepa Malik said on Saturday that the committee had to struggle to find a sponsor for the Indian team ahead of the Tokyo Paralympic Games 2020 tightened this year due to the COVID-19 pandemic. 

Had to struggle to find sponsor due to covid-19: Deepa Malik

Paralympic Committee of India (PCI) President Deepa Malik said on Saturday that the committee struggled to find a sponsor for the Indian team ahead of this year’s Tokyo Paralympic Games 2020 due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Was.

Indian players had won 19 medals including a record five gold in these games.

Indian players made a historic and memorable performance at the Paralympic Games held in Tokyo this year. Indian athletes won a record 19 medals here which was their best performance till date. However, the players had to struggle a lot to reach this far. 

Tokyo Paralympics: Deepa Malik said - had to struggle to find sponsors due to Corona.
Tokyo Paralympics: Deepa Malik said – had to struggle to find sponsors due to Corona.

The Paralympic Committee of India (PCI) President Deepa Malik said on Saturday that the committee had to struggle to find a sponsor for the Indian team ahead of the Tokyo Paralympic Games 2020 tightened this year due to the COVID-19 pandemic. 

We (PCI) were struggling because of the COVID-19 pandemic, we were not getting the sponsorship we wanted.

The Arjuna Award winning former player said that it is the result of the change in the thinking of PCI that a player like Deepa Malik is the chairperson of the Paralympic Committee. “What we are celebrating today is the heroes of Tokyo Paralympics 2020, they should be praised, the PCI should be praised,” he said. PCI designed the program keeping in mind the development of the players. Had it not been for the players, Deepa Malik would never have been nominated to be the president.

I remember Indian Bank coming forward to support long before our players won 19 medals

Padma Shri awardee Deepa Malik said at a felicitation function that PCI wants to ensure that the sportsperson does not lack anything, be it sponsorship or money. “We (PCI) were struggling because of the COVID-19 pandemic, we were not getting the sponsorship we wanted,” he said.

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