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INTERNATIONAL PARALYMPIC COMMITTEE

Lebanon celebrates National Paralympic Day

The event took place in the city of Ansar on 28 June. 02 Jul 2016
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Lebanon celebrates National Paralympic Day

The Lebanese Paralympic Committee (LPC) hosted a successful National Paralympic Day in Ansar.

ⒸLebanese Paralympic Committee
By Lebanese Paralympic Committee

For a second consecutive year, the Lebanese Paralympic Committee (LPC) hosted a successful National Paralympic Day in Ansar, on 28 June.

Wheelchair basketball and goalball were the two sports available at the event for people to try and watch.

LPC President Randa Assi Berri, Vice-president General Mohammad Abdouni, Secretary General Fadi Hanna, dignitaries and sports clubs attended the event.

The NPC reported that Assi Berri gave a speech, stating how important is for people with impairment to take up sports to lead a better and healthier life.

She also awarded medals to all the participant athletes and teams and congratulated them on their skills, highlighting they have proved to be heroes.

Assi Berri said that sports are important for people with impairment to improve their physical, personal and mental capacity and, consequently, to defend their right to social integration.