Former World Squash Champion Jahangir Khan has said that Pakistan’s special athletes are our pride and valuable assets. These brave athletes of the nation won more than 80 medals in the recent World Games and proved that when there is a determination to win and a strong belief in one’s hard work, no mental or physical disability can block the way to success.
He expressed these views in a meeting with the Chairperson of Special Olympics Pakistan, Ronak Lakhani, the recipient of Sitara-e-Imtiaz, at Legends Arena Karachi.
On the occasion, Pakistan Olympic Association Media Advisor Asif Azeem, Legends Arena CEO Talal Shah, Sindh Olympic Association Vice President Tehmina Asif, SOP National Sports Director Farkhunda Jabeen and Sports Coordinator Muhammad Huzaifa were also present.
Jahangir Khan said that special athletes have always raised the name of Pakistan and have raised the green crescent flag in the field of sports. For their grooming, all the modern sports facilities in the Legends Arena are present.
Jahangir Khan commended the efforts of Special Olympics Pakistan and said that the way Chairperson Ronak Lakhani and her entire team are engaged in giving special athletes opportunities to participate in sports based on equality and their rightful place in society in the spirit of serving humanity is praiseworthy.
Ronak Lakhani, Chairperson of Special Olympic Pakistan, said that Legends Arena is a unique and state-of-the-art institution of its kind in Pakistan. Jahangir Khan’s provision of facilities for our athletes at the Legends Arena will be of great help in improving the physical fitness of the athletes and continuing their performance, Ronak Lakhani concluded.