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first_imgMumbai, Apr 7 (PTI) IndusInd Bank today announced its support to the Indian para athletes, who qualify for this years Rio Paralympics, through its Para Champions Programme — IndusInd Umang — designed for differently-abled sportspersons. Fifteen emerging and elite para athletes have been selected to receive support under the programme in the first year with two among them — Amit Saroha and Devendra Jhajharia — having already qualified for the Paralympic Games in Rio de Janeiro in Brazil this September, a media release said today. Para swimmer Suyash Jadhav, also among 15 athletes, has already breached the A qualification mark for the Paralympics this year. The programme is in association with GoSports Foundation, an independent, professionally-managed and donor-funded organisation focused on promoting sports in the country with an advisory board comprising sporting icons Abhinav Bindra, Rahul Dravid and Pullela Gopichand. “The programme seeks to impact the lives of the selected 15 athletes positively, and boost them to the next level in their sporting journeys,” the release said. This is the first time a cohesive and comprehensive programme and commitment have been put in place for para athletes by any corporate in the country, it added. PTI SSR KRK CM AHlast_img

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