BANDUNG-Vice Governor of West Java, H. Deddy Mizwar said the West Java Provincial Government is committed to hold a National Paralympic Week (Peparnas) XV 2016 West Java as vibrant and as big as possible, while making Peparnas as the greatest of all time.
H. Deddy Mizwar said in a speech at the opening of the Chef de Mission (CdM) Meeting of Peparnas XV 2016 in West Java located at Grand Aquila Hotel, Bandung, on Wednesday (20/4) night.
CdM activities of Peparnas XV in 2016 is the second and the last CdM Meeting. While the implementation of Peparnas XV in 2016 will be held from October 15 until October 24, 2016 with the opening and closing ceremony at Siliwangi Stadium, Bandung.
Vice Governor said, Peparnas XV 2016 West Java became the Peparnas with the highest number of game numbers, as many as 13 sports with the highest number of participants reached 2,355 athletes from all over Indonesia. The 13 sports are contested are athletics, weight lifting, sitting volleyball, chess, tennis, table tennis, football, bowling, swimming, badminton judo and goal ball.
Chairman of the National Paralympic Committee of Indonesia (NPCI), Senny Marbun greatly appreciate the effort to make Peparnas XV 2016 West Java became the greatest of all time.
"In the past the disability sport underestimated, but is now able to participate in Indonesia's sports achievements. We very much appreciate the effort to make the Peparnas XV as the greatest of all time. Hopefully implementation of Peparnas in West Java XV/2016 could become a point triumph of disability sport in Indonesia,” he said.