September 28, 2016

Rio Paralympics

A special cover to honour India's medal winners in Rio Paralympics was released in Bangalore on 24th September 2016.

Cover Code: KTK/12/2016

This special cover is released to commemorate Medal winners of India in Rio Paralympics. The Paralympics Games is a quadrennial multi-sport event, involving athletes with range of disabilities that include impaired muscle power, impaired passive range of movement, limb deficiency, vision impairment etc. All the winners are the first time Medal winners except Javelin thrower Shri Devendra Jhajharia - became the first Indian to clinch two gold medals (including a gold medal won earlier in 2004 Athens Paralympics).

Courtesy: Suresh Rao, Bengaluru.

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