According to local newspapers, more than 30,000 people are expected to attend Tehran’s Azadi Stadium for the conclusion of Iran’s National Paralympic Week, which has been supported by the Interior Ministry in Iran.
Take a look at what some members of the Paralympic family are doing around the world to mark 3 December, known as the United Nations International Day of Persons with Disabilities.
Rwanda: Throughout the entire week, Rwanda’s National Paralympic Committee is hosting athletics and sitting volleyball events, as well as the promotion of youngsters with an impairment in local communities.
Canada: With the aim of building awareness of para-sport “from playground to podium,” Canada’s National Paralympic Committee is supporting a para-sport festival in Mississauga, Ontario at the Hershey Centre. The public are invited to try out para-sports and meet London 2012 Paralympic wheelchair rugby players David Willsie and Garret Hickling, as well as goalball players Whitney Bogar and Amy Kneebone. In addition, they are connecting with schools across Canada to distribute Paralympic Schools Resource packs over the upcoming months.
Ecuador: The country’s National Paralympic Committee is holding its first-ever Ecuadorian Paralympic Day with the help of Minister of Sport, Jose Francisco Cevallos. Various exhibits of para-sport will be on display in the country to increase public awareness of the Movement and draw national attention to the country’s top athletes.
Iran: According to local newspapers, more than 30,000 people are expected to attend Tehran’s Azadi Stadium for the conclusion of Iran’s National Paralympic Week, which has been supported by the Interior Ministry in Iran.
Federation Equestre Internationale (FEI): To mark the day, the FEI and their National Federations are encouraging the increase of more para-dressage events, particularly the inclusion of the para-dressage discipline with able-bodied rider events on a more regular basis.
International Tennis Federation (ITF): They are hosting a Disability Tennis Festival with double Paralympic champion Peter Norfolk in Nottingham, Great Britain, aiming at a wide audience from volunteers and schools to local members of the community who can try wheelchair tennis for the first time. The event will include disability inclusion training for those who deliver the sport, as well as sessions with schools and open sessions for the public.