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J&K LG meets Para Athlete Irfan Mir

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Srinagar: The J&K Lieutenant Governor (LG) Manoj Sinha on Wednesday met Para Athlete and sportsperson Irfan Ahmad Mir from Pulwama, at the Raj Bhavan.
Irfan Mir discussed various matters pertaining to promotion and development of sports facilities for specially-abled sportspersons and athletes in J&K UT, during his interaction with the J&K LG.
Despite being visually impaired Mir scaled Siachen Glacier along with a team of seven other specially-abled persons and was mentioned by Prime Minister Narendra Modi in his “Mann Ki Baat” radio programme.
Appreciating the grit and determination of the Para Athlete who also represented India in International cricket series for the blind, Manoj Sinha assured him of every possible support through the Department of Youth Services and Sports (DYSS).
“UT administration is committed to provide the best sporting ecosystem vis-a-vis stadiums, trained coaches, exposure tours etc. to all the youth, especially specially-abled sportspersons and athletes”, he said.
The Lt Governor extended his good wishes to Irfan Mir for success in his future endeavors.

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