Peparnas Papua, Disability is Not a Barrier to Get Achievement – A parade of fire for XVI Papua National Paralympic Week (Peparnas) to Jayapura City went smoothly. The Peparnas fire was welcomed by the Reymonde Stone Wood Studio dance, on Wednesday, November 3, 2021.

The Peparnas fire was received by the Mayor of Jayapura, Benhur Tomi Mano, witnessed by the Chair of the Jayapura City DPRD, Abisai Rollo, the Deputy Mayor of Jayapura, Rustan Saru, and the Second Deputy Chair of PB Peparnas XVI Papua, Hans Hamadi.

Jayapura Mayor Benhur Tomi Mano admitted that he was very proud to welcome the Peparnas fire, because this is a history for Papua, especially Jayapura City as a zone in Peparnas XVI Papua consisting of 6 sports.

“Currently, the best Indonesian athletes have arrived from all provinces in Indonesia and every athlete is ready to compete, ready to become a champion in the Peparnas XVI Papua 2021 as a sporting event. Peparnas is a momentum to promote sports competitions,” said Tomi Mano.

For him, disability is not an obstacle that will hinder the achievement in the field of sports. He hopes that all athletes will remain enthusiastic by igniting the fire of Peparnas for Jayapura City, for Papua and for Indonesia to be champions.

A Deputy Chair II of PB Peparnas XVI Papua, Hans Hamadi conveyed that the Peparnas XVI Papua fire carnival was a strength in diversity. “This fire is the power of fire from the light of the heart, so this fire will be sent tomorrow to the state building and continue to be used as an information for all of us that the opening will be held on November 5, 2021,” said Hans.

He also invited the public to watch the opening of Peparnas XVI through a glass screen broadcast live by a private television station. “The ceremony was limited from the initial capacity of 18,000 spectators to 4,500 spectators or just 25 percent,” Hans added.

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