The vision of the Paralympic Committee of Punjab (PCP), is ‘To enable Paralympic athletes to achieve sporting excellence and inspire and excite the world.’
Founded in September 2006 as a non-profit organization, it is based in Punjab, India and aims to develop sports opportunities for all people with an impairment from the beginner to elite level.It employs nearly 70 people from 20 districts and is composed of a General Assembly (highest decision making body), a Governing Board (executive body), a Management Team and various Standing Committees, sub committees and Councils.
This value encompasses the unique spirit of the para-athlete who seeks to accomplish what the general public deems ‘unexpected’ but what the athlete knows as ‘truth’. The Paralympic brand and its values are tangible manifestations of what it means to push oneself beyond expectations.
Overcoming obstacles and conquering adversity are popular concepts that resonate with the general public; for the para-athlete, the value is more applicable to pushing ones physical ability to the absolute limit.
The stories and accomplishments of para-athletes induce intense and personal emotions. The Paralympic experience has the power to change lives when the Paralympic Spirit is applied to one’s personal life.
Paralympic sport – from the grassroots to the elite level – reflects Paralympic ideals and also acts as an agent for change to break down social barriers and discrimination against persons with an impairment. The Paralympic Movement strives to create a more equal society through initiatives like the Agitos Foundation, developments projects, education programmes and gender equality campaigns.