PARALYMPIC COMMITTEE OF PUNJAB
Paralympic Committee of Punjab (PCP) is the official body of the Paralympic committee of India and the International Paralympic committee. It’s the Punjab state’s representative organization of elite sports for athletes with disabilities. The PCP supervises and co-ordinates the Paralympic games of Punjab and some other multi-disability state and regional championships. It promotes and teaches the sports to the disabled people of Punjab.
WHAT WE DO
The Paralympic Committee of Punjab looks into the welfare of paraplegic & handicapped individuals while providing then with facilities to develop skills in various sports and athletics. The committee organizes tournaments the winners of which then compete at the national level before going on to the International Paralympics Tournament held across the globe.
This Committee was formed in 2006 and has since supported individuals who have gone ahead and won prizes at international tournaments and brought accolades to our state and country. To this day The Paralympic Committee Of Punjab has 40 international players and 2 Olympians, where one has won a bronze medal at the Athens Paralympic Games.
We have over 300 athletes participating in national & international events. Our aim has been to provide facilities for handicapped athletes as well as create an awareness of problems that the handicapped & disabled people face in Punjab & India in general. We use the proceeds from these events to facilitate our athletes with their requirements including traveling, accommodation, sports kits & equipments while also enabling better coaching. 100% of the funds collected are used to support the handicapped people in Punjab & India, all administrative costs are borne by PCP
In the year 2003 S. Sukhmanpreet Singh Sidhu Talwandi (sippy Sidhu) started an organization at State level for promotion and development of sports for physically challenged This was registered during the year 2006 with the registrar of co- operative societies, Punjab. The objectives of this organization was to promote sports for the disabled of Punjab state, Identifying the disabled sports persons at state level, imparting necessary training to them and preparing them to take part in State, National and International Sports meets was the major activity of this organization. In order to exhibit the skills of our disabled sportsmen it was essential to participate in National & international sports meets. Hence this organization got itself affiliated to the Paralympic Committee of India , which is the supreme body for disabled sports in India. Sukhmanpreet singh sidhu is the Joint Secretary General of the paralympic committee of India & secretary general of Paralympic committee of Punjab. He is a leading lawyer in the supreme Court of India , a international sportsman in shooting and a social activist.
AFFILIATIONS & RECOGINATIONS
The PCP is affiliated to the following organizations: