Dibyayan Ghosh and Dr. Kallol Chatterjee
The paralympic games is an emerging sports field and as well as industry in India right now. Although the journey from the first paralympic games in 1960 to the latest edition in 2020 Tokyo games was not easy for a country like India where sports is still not getting that much important which needed. In between these years there were few years where India even cannot able to participate. But in current situation the scenario for para-sports is changing which reflects in the medal tally of latest edition. The purpose of the study was to observe the current status of Paralympics and para-athletes in India; and also, to observe the scope for special population of India in para-sports. To know about the current status, the researcher collected the data from various online sources and also conducted an interview with the president and secretary of Bengal Paralympic association. The gathered information reflects the progression of India in Paralympics, selection process, budgeting and various facilities given to to the para-athletes. The result showed is a positive one which indicates about a rapid progression in para-sports field in India, although there are still many gaps remained which need to be filled in the future for a better performance, specially more specific training, talent identification and proper recognition.
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