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APC honours Al Hameli, Boranbayev and Oktohari with Asian Order

By : APC Media
Date : February 14, 2019

The Asian Paralympic Committee (APC) presented five recipients with the Asian Order for their outstanding contribution towards the Paralympic Movement in Asia, during the opening of the 5th APC Conference on February 3, 2019.

All the awards were awarded in the presence of H.E Mattar Al Tayer, Vice Chairman of Dubai Sports Council and Director-General and Chairman of the Board of Executive Directors of Roads and Transport Authority (RTA), who was representing His Highness Sheikh Hamdan bin Mohammed Al Maktoum, the Crown Prince of Dubai. Her Royal Highness Eeuphelma Chodan Wangchuk, Princess of Bhutan who is the President of NPC Bhutan, and International Paralympic Committee (IPC) president Andrew Parsons were also among the list of dignitaries who graced the occasion.

The Asian Order is the highest order that the APC can bestow and is awarded to any person who has illustrated the APC ideals through his or her actions, has demonstrated outstanding achievement in their sport, or has given outstanding and long-lasting services to the APC cause. At the ceremony the Order was presented to:

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Mr. Mohamed Al Hameli from UAE NPC:

Mr. Al Hameli’s association with the Paralympic Movement is more than a decade old. In that time, his efforts have seen the Movement grow rapidly in his own country, both in terms of athlete development but also in the hosting of major events, which in turn has supported the region.

He has driven more government and community support for athletes in his own country and has also been turned his talents to supporting the development of the Movement across the world.

As well as being an active member of his country’s National Olympic Committee and the Asian Football Confederation, he has sat on the IPC Governing Board since 2013


Kairat Boranbayev from NPC Kazakhstan:

A philanthropist and a businessman who is one of the important figures responsible for the development of Paralympic Movement in Kazakhstan. Since he took over as the President of the National Paralympic Committee of Kazakhstan in 2015, there have been radical changes in the country’s Paralympic scenario. He also built the first and fully adapted Paralympic Training Center in Astana on his own funds. He is the Vice President of the National Olympic Committee.


Mr Myung Ho Lee from NPC Korea:

Myung Ho Lee has made a significant contribution to the Paralympic Movement over many years -  first as an athlete, then sport administrator and now as the leader of Korea Paralympic Committee (KPC). Mr. Lee  was also instrumental in the first-ever joint marching and formation of ‘Unified Korea’ team in parasport history which spread the message of peace in Korean Peninsula and the entire region.


Raja Sapta Oktohari from NPC Indonesia:

Raja Sapta Oktohari’s only came into contact recently with the Paralympic Movement in Asia but has nonetheless had a significant impact.  Less than 18 months before the Games, Mr. Oktohari took the charge of Chair of the Indonesia Para Games Organising Committee and delivered one of the best ever Games in the event’s history.


Olympic Council of Asia (OCA):

OCA are the regional umbrella organisation for the Olympic Movement and, are instrumental in delivering the Asian Games which in turn has enabled the Asian Para Games to take place in the same host city and venues – something that sends a clear message of equality to the world about para-athletes and their abilities. Mr. Osama Al Shaafar, President of the Asian Cycling Federation, collected the award on behalf of OCA.

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