The first Paralympic Day in Bhutan was held on April 26, 2019 at the Athletics Stadium in Thimphu, the capital city of Bhutan. The Bhutan Paralympic Committee (BPC) promotes the Paralympic Movement in the Kingdom of Bhutan and offers opportunities for young people with disabilities to participate in various sports programs. Communities, governments, sports federations, parents and children from schools with good health, all enjoy sports in a common way. And Paralympic Day was held with the aim of aiming to become one.
On the day of the Paralympic Day, 160 children with disabilities and 140 able children gathered. Unique sporting events such as sitting volleyball, boccia, badminton, unified relay, soccer and shooting were held for wheelchair users and participants with visual and physical disabilities. In addition, wheelchair experience races for guests and parents were also conducted to promote understanding, empathy, support, and awareness of wheelchair users' rights and dignity.
On the same day, Yasuo Miyazawa, Chairman, was appointed as Honorary Advisor to the President of the Bhutan Olympic Committee, with the intention of HRH Prince Jigyel Ugyen Wangchuk, the President of the Bhutan Olympic Committee and the Representative of His Majesty the King. It was handed over from BOC Secretary General Mr. Sonam Karma Tshering. This honorary advisory position was newly established at BOC for him. In addition, it is said that foreigners are the first in the history of Bhutan to take office as an honorary adviser to the royal family.
Furthermore FGC Chairman Yasuo Miyazawa received the letter of appreciation from HRH Princess Euphelma Choden Wangchuck who is the president of BPC, because he made a significant contribution to its establishment and the Paralympic Day. This is also the evaluation of the activities that have been carried out with the understanding and cooperation of many people. We will continue to vigorously support children and youth in both Bhutan and the world. We will continue to work together to deliver a "Chain of Smiles" from SEISA and from Bhutan to the world. We look forward to your continuous warm