New Delhi: Union Minister of Petroleum and Natural Gas and Housing and Urban Affairs Hardeep Singh Puri inaugurated the fourth ONGC Para Games in Thyagaraj Sports Complex in New Delhi today. 275 Persons with Disabilities – employees of eight central oil and gas public enterprises – are participating in the 4th ONGC Para Games, being organized by Oil and Natural Gas Corporation Limited during 2-4 August 2022.
Inaugurating 4th ONGC Para Games, Hardeep Singh Puri said,“The ONGC Para Games is a wonderful platform to bring in inclusiveness and equity in the human resource of the public enterprises under the Ministry.”
ONGC organizes the Para Games on an international format from its very first edition in 2017 with the help of the Paralympic Committee of India, where 120 ONGC PwD employees participated in games like athletics, badminton, table tennis and wheelchair race. The participation and the diversity of the games have progressively increased since then. Many of the para-athletes participating in the ONGC Para Games have brought glory to India in Paralympics also.