German Consul General honours Pak special athletes for winning medals in Berlin Special Olympics.

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German Consul General honours Pak special athletes for winning medals in Berlin Special Olympics.
German Consul General honours Pak special athletes for winning medals in Berlin Special Olympics.

Kashif Abdul Razzaq – Karachi

Karachi: The national heroes who won the honours for Pakistan in the Special Olympic World Games played in Berlin, Germany recently, are being welcomed all over the country.
In this regard, a special ceremony was organized in their honour by the German Consul General Dr. Rudiger Lotz in the German Consulate in Karachi to celebrate the athlete’s victory in the World Games. Medalists, unified partners and coaches along with Special Olympic Pakistan Advisor Yasmin Haider, National Director Taha Tahir, Media Advisor Asif Azeem and National Sports Director Farkhunda Jabeen and other personalities attended the event.
While delivering the welcome speech on this occasion, the host Consul General Dr. Rudiger Lotz said that the Special Olympics World Games hosted by Germany for the first time were held wonderfully and memorably in all respects in which six and a half thousand athletes from 176 countries participated.


Pakistani athletes have won more than 80 gold medals in the World Games and have proved that when there is a determination to win and a strong belief in hard work, no difficulty or hurdle can stop them from achieving success.
Consul General Dr. Rudiger Lotz further said that Pakistan’s Athletes are the best second to none in the world. Along with medals in the Berlin World Games, they have also won the hearts of all with their good morals and attitude as representatives of their country, for which I congratulate them and the Chairperson of Special Olympics Pakistan, Ronak Lakhani.
SOP Adviser Yasmeen Haider thanked Consul General of Germany Dr. Rudiger Lotz for organizing the event to laud the performances and said that the German Embassy in Islamabad and Karachi have made it possible for the athletes to participate in the World Games in obtaining visas.
The support of the consulate has been exemplary. Our special children have achieved the feat in Berlin that the nation was waiting for a long time, she said.
They need to be given confidence, such events are very helpful in motivating the players, she concluded.
Taha Tahir, National Director of SOP, said that despite mental or physical issues, special athletes are not inferior in ability and talent, they need to be given confidence. Such events are very helpful in motivating the players, he added.
On this occasion, the host Consul General
Dr. Rudiger Lotz also distributed gifts among the players.

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