Promotion Development Progress of Paralympic Sports
The Paralympic Games and its athletes showcase the achievement of people with disabilities and act as a primary vehicle to change societal perceptions that leaves long lasting legacies. PCI aims to follow this aspiration and promote a more inclusive India through its activities.
Mile Stones .. - India at the Paralympics
The objectives of this organization was to promote sports for the disabled of our country, Identifying the disabled sports persons at all India level, imparting necessary training to them and preparing them to take part in State, National & International Sports meets was the major activity of this organization.
In order to exhibit the skills of our disabled sportsmen it was essential to participate in international sports meets. Hence this organization got itself affiliated to the International Paralympic Committee, Germany, which is the supreme body for disabled sports in the world which is a parallel organization to the International Olympic Committee.
Apart from getting affiliation, the organization also got itself affiliated to The International Wheel Chair and Amputee Sports Federation, UK, covering Wheel Chair and Amputee Sports world wide, FESPIC Federation, Japan, covering the countries in Far East and South Pacific regions and Asian Paralympic Committee, Malaysia.
Official Magazine of The Paralympic Committee of India ® Indian Para Sports - Special Inaugural Issue 2016
Rio 2016 Paralympics : India has sent its largest ever delegation in the history of summer paralympic games i.e. 19 competitors in 5 sports. Also, as far as the games have progressed till now, it has been India's best ever performance in the history of the summer Paralympic games with a total of 4 medals won till now ( 2 Gold, 1 Silver and 1 Bronze ) with Devendra Jhajharia bettered his own previous world record of 62.15m to seat a new world record with a throw of 63.37m to win a gold medal at the Paralympics.
Mariyappan Thangavelu won India's first Paralympic gold medal in Rio with an impressive jump of 1.89m in the men's T42 event.
Deepa Malik scripted history; she won second place in the women's shotput F53 event at the Rio Paralympics on Monday, with a personal best throw of 4.61m. With this herculean effort, she became India's first woman and the oldest athlete ever to win a medal at the Paralympics.
Varun Singh Bhati, who jumped a personal best of 1.86 metres to clinch bronze in the men's high jump T-42
India finished 43rd out of the 83 nation field
H. N. Girisha, an Indian athlete born with a disability in the left leg, won the silver medal in the 2012 Paralympic games held in London in the men's high jump F-42 category.
2009 Paralympic Committee of India successfully conducted The IWAS World Games which encapsulates the motto of Unity, Friendship and Sportsmanship. where as 43 Countries participated and India stood 2nd Place in Medals Tally, 2100 Elite Athletes, 400 Technical officials, 250 Gold Medals, 200 Silver Medals, 180 Bronze Medals, 300 Momentums, 500 Volunteers, (NCC / Scouts & Para-Army), 100 Specially Trained Officials and demonstrates the values long held by the Federation to educate, train and provide competitive opportunities to sportsmen and women with a physical disability world-wide
2004 Summer Paralympics in Athens when Devendra Jhajharia, Javelin thrower, won gold and Rajinder Singh won bronze for powerlifting in the 56-kg category. India finished 53rd out of the 136 nation field
PCI was registered during the year 1994 with the registrar of co-operative societies, Bangalore, Karnataka.
Shri. M. Mahadeva and friends started an organization at National level for promotion and development of sports for physically challenged and named it as PHYSICALLY HANDICAPPED SPORTS FEDERATION OF INDIA.
In 1984 New York Paralympics, Joginder Singh Bedi won silver at the Men's Shot Put and followed it up with a pair of bronze winning performances in the Discus and Javelin throws. Another Indian, Bhimrao Kesarkar, won the silver medal in the Javelin. India finished 37th out of the 54 participating nations.
In 1972 Summer Paralympics (German: Paralympische Sommerspiele 1972), fourth edition of the Paralympic Games at the Heidelberg Games, West Germany, from August 2 to 11, 1972 - Murlikant Petkar swam the 50 meter freestyle in a world record time of 37.331 seconds to give India her first ever Gold. India finished 24th out of the 42 participating nations.
India made its Summer Paralympic début at the 1968 Games,