posted on 01/10/2012: 432 views
His Highness Dr Sheikh Sultan Bin Mohammed Al Qasimi, Supreme Council Member and Ruler of Sharjah, has ordered a grant of Dh1.5 million to be given to the UAE Disabled Sport Federation (UDSF) in appreciation of the results achieved by the UAE team during the 2012 London Games.
This was announced on Sunday when Sheikh Sultan received the Chairman and members of the UDSF as well as members of the team.
Sheikh Sultan said he was pleased with the achievements made by the team members during the London Games. He also expressed his best wishes to the team and urged the players to win more championships and keep up the excellent performance.
Sheikh Sultan called on the UAE National Olympic Committee and the Ministry of Culture, Youth and Community Development to join efforts to encourage members of the team.
He underlined the important role played by the community at large in providing support to the Paralympics champions.
"Parents should raise their children in a way that makes them value contributions to the community. They should educate them that the differently abled champions have outperformed their able-bodied counterparts and therefore, they should be looked at as equals," he added.
Sheikh Sultan said in recognition of their achievements, he would always be prepared to meet all requirements of the champions.
UDSF Chairman Mohammed Fadel Al Hamly thanked Sheikh Sultan for his continuous support and lauded his call for a larger involvement by the community in encouraging the champions to make further achievements.
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