Vice-president of the Russian Paralympic Committee, 13 times Paralympic Champion, Rimma Batalova conducted the awarding ceremony «Youth of Nation» in Ufa (Republic of Bashkortostan).
The Ceremony was attended by the Secretary General of the Russian Paralympic Committee, 5 times Paralympic Champion, Andrey Strokin.
The contest of the Ceremony is held with the purpose to define the best of young athletes with disabilities, coaches, young families having a disabled child, charity organizations and mass media.
The prize winner were determined in 7 nominations: «Breakthrough of the Year», «Sport Without Limits», «Hopes of Paralympic Sport», «Secret of Victory», «To Bring Up a Champion», «Answering the Call of the Heart», «Open View».
In the Ceremony participated a member of the Committee on Social Policy of the Federation Council, Olympic Champion - Tatiana Lebedeva, deputy Chief of the Committee on Physical Culture, Sport, Tourism and Youth Policy of the State Duma - Valeriy Gazzaev, member of the State Duma - Gadzimurat Omarov, deputy chief of Administration of the Republic of Bashkortostan on internal affairs - Maksim Mikhailov, Minister of Youth Policy and Sport of the Republic of Bashkortostan - Andrey Ivanyta and others.
Primary activities of the «Youth of Nation» Fund referred to attracting disabled children to a healthy lifestyle by means of game sports and increasing the number of children involved into healthy lifestyle activities and sport for disabled children in the Republic of Bashkortostan. The priority way of the Fund’s activities is to provide support for young Para-athletes.
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