Major Devender Pal Singh chose empowering disabled people over winning in Paralympics
November 5, 2017
India's first blade runner, Major Devender Pal Singh, says that instead of winning medals for himself, he chose to empower disabled people who aim to get more medals for India.
The 44-year-old said he wished to participate in the Paralympics but then understood that his aim in life is different.
He started his own NGO, The Challenging Ones (TCO) and has been able to improve the confidence of more than 400 amputees.
Singh is also associated with the second part of 'SwachhAbility Run' with JK Cement, starting from today.
The five-day long event will be started by Goa Chief Minister Manohar Parrikar from Panaji and will pass through Belgavi, Hubli, Mangalore and Bengaluru.
It is aimed at inclusion of people with disabilities and a cleaner India.