Purple Fest Goa celebrates Para-athlete

9th January 2023.
(picture courtesy Credent TV)

The Office of the State Commissioner for Persons with Disabilities, Goa celebrates the ‘Purple Fest Goa: Celebrating Diversity’. One of the para-athlete – Sangeet Vishnoi – showed remarkable bravery by running along with regular participants at the Purple I-Run. Known as the blade runner, the brave heart ran for 2 kms in the general category. Losing her limb to a tragic incident at a tender age of 6 did not deter her. Vishnoi has been participating in marathons in Rajasthan from 2016. She visited the Baga beach and watched a beautiful sunrise at Miramar during her visit to Goa.

In addition, twenty-seven Purple Fest Goa delegates, from various states, enjoyed a rare treat when they went for a dip in the sea at Miramar. During the festival, Drishti lifeguards assisted them to wade into the shallow end at Miramar. A special ramp installed at Miramar beach allowed the delegates with wheelchairs to visit the beach. They enjoyed their dip with a specially-modified wheelchair with inflatable wheels.

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Author: Planet Goa Team
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