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Tokyo Paralympic has representation from Jammu and Kashmir

Last Updated on August 20, 2021 at 7:14 pm

Paralympic Games that will commence in Tokyo from August 24 will have representation from Jammu and Kashmir.

Arhan Bagati, a 22-year-old Kashmiri youth will be the Deputy Chef de Mission of the 54 member paralympic contingent of India.

Bagati has already reached Tokyo along with others on Thursday morning for the Paralympic Games that will start from August 24 and end on September 5.

Bagati, has been the goodwill ambassador for Paralympics since 2015, and recently graduated from the Pamona College in the USA. He has earlier developed The ‘In Rio’ app, which was instrumental in helping para-athletes during the 2016 Rio Games with online access to various queries including preparation, diet, fitness etc.

Bagati is deeply connected with his homeland, Kashmir and has recently incubated a research centre, KYARI, Kashmir Yamberzal Applied Research Institute to conduct and facilitate academic and policy research on the socio-economic and sustainability aspects of J&K.