The XVI Paralympics in Tokyo starts today and for the next 12 days, the world will be able to witness outstanding athletes compete in goodwill and amity with their peers. Reflecting on this year’s Olympic Torch relay dubbed “Share your light”, so too do these differently-abled athletes illuminate the world with their courage and hope having overcome all odds to be among the best in their chosen sport.
Let us be inspired by their tenacity to push beyond boundaries every day to realise their dreams. We wish all the participants of the Paralympics Games to compete safely and in the best of health. May the spirit of friendship, harmony and unity prevail as we continue rallying forward amidst challenge and uncertainty.