JAKARTA, NNC – A running race event titled “Run For Difable” (Run for the Disabled) was held today (12/3/2017) to commemorate World Disability Day and as a prelude to the 2018 Asian Para Games.
The event was held at Plaza Barat Daya Monas, Jakarta, and attened by Vice Governor of Jakarta Sandiaga Uno, Chairman of the 2018 Asian Para Games Committee Raja Sapta Oktohari, General Chairman of the Indonesia Association of Swimming (PB PRSI) Anindya Bakrie and hundreds of other participants.
According to Raja Sapta, in addition to providing support and equality in socializing and activities, "Run For Difable" acts as a support system for the Asian Para Games.
Asian Para games is an Asian-level sports competition for athletes with disabilities who are also part of the Asian Games international event. Indonesia, precisely in Jakarta, will host the hosting this year’s Asian Para Games.
Indonesia had previously become the overall champion of the 2017 ASEAN Para Games in Malaysia, after collecting a total of 117 gold medals, 69 silver and 46 bronze.
On that occasion, Vice Governor of Jakarta Sandiaga Uno when asked to give a speech urged everyone to raise funds to support the event, instead.
"Rather than giving speech, it’s better to raise unds," said Sandiaga, as quoted from Antara.
So far the fundraise has amounted to IDR110 million.
"The funds will be donated entirely to communities of disabled people in Indonesia," said Raja Sapta Oktohari.
The running race lasted until the afternoon and was attended by a number of artists, such as Tulus Capital, Naif, Jamaica Cafe and others.