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Persons with disabilities provided rare opportunity of going airborne

Persons with disabilities provided rare opportunity of going airborne

Photo by Anees ur Rahman

March 19, 2017

PESHAWAR, 19 March: In order to provide recreational opportunities to persons with disabilities (PWDs), a non-governmental welfare organization RCPD arranged the first ever paragliding show in Naguman area of the provincial metropolis on Sunday.

As many as 10 persons with disabilities including five female from Peshawar, Nowshera, Charsadda and Dir participated in the show. Each individual was flown in the air for about five kilometer flight.

The disabled persons expressed excitement over the activity and thanked the organizers for providing them rare opportunity of flying in the air.

“It was a wonderful experience,” said Zainab Barkat, who also holds the title of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa wheelchair table tennis champion.

“I enjoyed a lot while flying in the air. I wished I could have another flight,” she added.

Another female PWD Zahra said that her feelings were like that people with disabilities are as same as normal people.

“Yes, we can whatever other people do,” she remarked. “I felt like a kite flying high in the air,” an excited Zahra added.

The organizer of the event Anjum told TNN that the event was organized to provide recreational opportunities to persons with disabilities and bring them out of the inferiority complex.

Test cricketer Yasir Hameed and large number of other people from different walks of life attended the event to encourage the disabled persons.

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