They (the para-athletes) are champions who are capable of breaking all limitations, in line with the spirit that exists within the souls of all Indonesian people. Jakarta (ANTARA) - Indonesia's Youth and Sports Ministry launched the #PARAJuara (meaning #TheChampions) campaign on Sunday to encourage Indonesian athletes to emerge as the general champions at the 2023 ASEAN Para Games in Cambodia from June 39, 2023."#PARAJuara is a motivational statement which represents the principles and spirit of these extraordinary athletes," Youth and Sports Minister Dito Ariotedjo said, according to a press statement. His ministry is also running the campaign to drum up public support for the athletes and encourage them to win the ASEAN Para Games for three consecutive editions. Indonesia was the general champion of the 2017 and 2022 editions of the sporting event. "They (the para-athletes) are champs who already have a winning passion and mindset. God willing, they will make Indonesia proud by becoming the general champion of the 2023 ASEAN Para Games Cambodia," the minister added. Earlier, the ministry had also launched the #OlahSEAmangat campaign, meaning #CultivateTheSpirit, for athletes competing in the 2023 Cambodian SEA Games, which took place from May 517. t the 2023 Cambodian SEA Games, the Indonesian contingent managed to bag 87 gold, 80 silver, and 109 bronze medals exceeding the target of 69 gold medals. ccording to Ariotedjo, his ministry has also collaborated with several celebrities, youth associations, communities of people living with disabilities, non-governmental organizations (NGOs), and netizens to garner support for para-athletes. "We embrace all (communities to support the athletes). We invite all without exception, whoever wants to join to voice our support together for those (athletes) who are fighting in Cambodia," he said. The minister added that his ministry is hoping that the campaign will not only become a tagline, but would also inspire the public. "They (the para-athletes) are champions who are capable of breaking all limitations, in line with the spirit that exists within the souls of all Indonesian people. Break the limitations, win the gold!" he remarked.
Source: Antara News Agency