President Jokowi Closes the 16th National Paralympic Week
President Joko “Jokowi” Widodo Saturday (13/11) officially closed the 16th National Paralympic Week (Peparnas) at Mandala Stadium in the Papua provincial capital of Jayapura city.
“By expressing gratitude to the One Almighty God, by saying alhamdulillahi rabbil ‘alamin, tonight I officially close the 16th National Paralympic Week in Papua 2021. See you in the provinces of North Sumatra and Aceh,” he said in his remarks.
According to the President, this year’s Peparnas is extraordinary in terms of the organizing aspect and the sportsmanship the athletes have shown.
“Following the 16th Peparnas in Papua, I would like to sincerely say that the work of Papua province as host is extraordinary, the organization of National Sports Week and Peparnas is extraordinary, the support of all provinces’ delegates is extraordinary, and from what I see, the sportsmanship and achievement of the athletes are also extraordinary,” he said.
The Head of State particularly congratulated Papua province that is not only the host but also the general champion of this year’s national sports event for athletes with disabilities.
“Specifically, I would like to congratulate Papua province for all of its achievements. At this Peparnas, Papua province is the general champion, won the most medals. Congratulations to all of the athletes, mainly, once again, the Papuan athletes who have shown their achievements. In conclusion, they are not only capable but also great,” he remarked.
Also attending the closing of the 16th Peparnas were Minister of Youth and Sports Zainudin Amali, Minister of State Secretary Pratikno, Minister of Investment/Head of the Investment Coordinating Board Bahlil Lahadalia, Governor of Papua Lukas Enembe, Chairperson of the Indonesian Paralympic Committee Senny Marbun, and Presidential Special Staffer Angkie Yudistia. (TGH/UN) (DH/LW)