Indian Contingent Ready to Participate in the Opening Ceremony of Rio Paralympics, 2016

New Delhi: After some section of media reported that the International Paralympic Committee (IPC) has raised serious issues about the kit of the Indian contingent the ministry sought clarification from the Chef-de-Mission of the Indian contingent over the issue.

Today the government and the sports ministry has clarified that Chef-de-Mission of the Indian contingent in Rio has informed that inspection of uniforms/kits of the participating countries is a routine affair in such mega events. This was done in the case of Paralympics, 2016 as well.

After the inspection, IPC made some suggestions to India as well as many other countries. The issues raised in respect of the ceremonial kit of the Indian Contingent have since been resolved. Necessary corrections have been made which have been duly approved by IPC. The Chef-de-Mission has reported that the Indian contingent is ready to participate in the opening ceremony to be held on September 7 with full enthusiasm.

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