Amala Akkineni presents sports equipment to three para athletes
Amala Akkineni presents sports equipment to three para athletes on behalf of Aditya Mehta Foundation
* Popular para-cydist Aditya Mehta supports three para-athletes in his maiden initiative
Hyderabad, October 25th, 2014: Aditya Mehta Foundation (AMF) - a brain child of India's popular para-cydist Aditya Mehta, is proud to announce its maiden initiative in the field of para sports in India, by aiding three para-athletes from across the country.
Animal rights activist & philanthropist Mrs Amala Akkineni presented equipment of two top of the line racing bicycles and a prosthetic sport's limb, worth Rs 4.0 lakhs on behalf of AMF, to three para athletes. Srinivas Naidu, an above the knee amputee swimmer from Vijayawada, A.P.; Alok Mandal, a para cyclist from Kolkata with 60% disability in his right leg owing to polio attack and a bronze medalist at the Asian Cycling Championship and Abhishek, a para cyclist with 90% disability in right leg, were given away the equipment at 'Our Sacred Space1, Secunderbad on Saturday. Aditya Mehta, the inspiration for all these para-athletes, was present on the occasion.
Aditya Mehta Foundation launched with the noble intention of aiding fellow para-athletes, has been working tirelessly since its inception to identify and support the needy Indian para athletes with financial and moral support. As part of this initiative the foundation is supporting three para athletes belonging to different parts of India, this month.
Absolute apathy towards para-athletes from corporates, Governments, NGOs, individual philanthropists etc., moved me and spurred me to build awareness about my fellow para-athletes’ special needs and launch this foundation to accomplish the task, says Aditya Mehta.
Aditya Mehta has been undertaking arduous bicycle rides with the sole objective of raising awareness and funds for para sports in India. The funds for the equipment donated today were raised by Aditya Mehta during his two adventurous trips from Kashmir to Kanyakumari and from Manali to Khardungla.
Mrs Amala Akkineni, animal rights activist & philanthropist, presenting equipment - two top of the line racing bicycles and a prosthetic sport's limb, worth Rs 4 lakh on behalf of Aditya Mehta Foundation (AMF), to 3 para-athletes, Srinivas Naidu - an above the knee amputee swimmer from Vijayawada, A.P.; Alok Mandal - with 60% disability in his right leg owing to polio attack from Kolkata is a para cyclist who won bronze medal at the Asian Cycling Championship & Abhishek - a para cyclist with 90% disability in right leg, on Saturday at'Our Sacred Space', Secunderabad. Aditya Mehta, popular para-cyclist, the founder of AMF & inspiration for the para-athletes, was present on the occasion.