From 14 to 16 May 2021, in Belgorod, the Russian Paralympic Committee, with the support of the Government of the Belgorod Region, will hold the final celebrations dedicated to the 25th Anniversary of the Russian Paralympic Committee.
These days, the capital of the Belgorod Region will host champions and prize-winners of the Paralympic Games, children with disabilities, heads of the Russian Paralympic Committee and the All-Russian Federations of adaptive sports, specialists involved in the development of Paralympic sports.
The program of events will include the All-Russian Spartakiad of Disabled Children with Physical Impairments among boys and girls, Paralympic lessons, master classes and meetings of famous athletes with disabled children - pupils of sports adaptive and correctional schools, a press conference dedicated to 100 days before the beginning of the XVI The Paralympic Summer Games in Tokyo (Japan) and the All-Russian Scientific and Practical Conference.
The key solemn event of the events will be the 15th Anniversary Ceremony of awarding the prize of the Russian Paralympic Committee “Return to Life”.
It will honor outstanding Paralympic athletes, coaches of Russian national teams and sports organizers who have made the greatest contribution to the formation and development of the national Paralympic movement over the 25-year period of the RPC's activity.
Chairperson of the Governing Board, First Vice-President of the Russian Paralympic Committee Pavel Rozhkov:
“We already have experience in organizing and holding major events in the Belgorod Region. In November 2019, in Belgorod, we held the All-Russian Forum on the Development of the Paralympic Movement, which earned high marks in terms of organization and gave a good impetus to the development of the Russian Paralympic Movement.
Upcoming events will be jubilee and festive. We are grateful to the Acting Governor of the Belgorod Region Vyacheslav Gladkov for his support and making a positive decision on the holding of events.
In addition to the solemn part, within the framework of which the best athletes, coaches and sports organizers for a 25-year period will be awarded, events aimed at the development of children and youth sports will be held.
The All-Russian Spartakiad of Disabled Children with Physical Impairments among boys and girls and the “Paralympic Lesson” conducted by the “masters” of Paralympic sports will help our young athletes learn more about the Paralympic Movement and take their first steps into big sports.
The All-Russian Scientific and Practical Conference will become a powerful impetus for the development of Paralympic sports in many regions of our country. "
Head of the Belgorod Region Vyacheslav Gladkov:
“We are proud to meet the participants of the event dedicated to the 25th anniversary of the Russian Paralympic Committee on the Belgorod land. We will make every effort to ensure that the ceremony of congratulating the laureates of the "Return to Life" award is held at the highest level and becomes a real holiday for the laureates and spectators.
It is important that the award ceremony coincides with the opening of the Belgorod-Arena, which was built in the region on behalf of the President of the Russian Federation Vladimir Putin. I am sure that a new history of Belgorod sports will begin with this significant event”.