Chandigarh, Dec 2, 2020 (Yes Punjab News)
Chandigarh-based trail-runner Pranab Roy has been handpicked by the Team CLAW and selected to be an Ambassador for Operation Blue Freedom mission to turn people with disabilities (PwD) into high achievers.
Pranab Roy, a Guinneese world record holder and the first Indian to complete the 140kms run in Asian Trail Master in 2018 in Malang, Indonesia, who met with a road accident later in 2019, rendering him paralysed waste down due to spinal injury, but through his own self-belief, determination and hardwork, that he not only started walking but resumed running.
They are the real heroes, said Mr Vivek Jacob, the founder of Team CLAW (Conquer Land, Air, Water) to transform them into people with substance and role models for everyone, and shatter the common perception of pity, charity and inability associated with ‘disability’ and recreate it to one of dignity, ability and freedom.
The Team CLAW under its Operation Blue Freedom, has signed an MoU with Maldivian Integrated Tourism Council (MITDC) to conduct a world championship to create triple records on land, water and air by preparing largest teams of PwDs to participate in scuba diving in Maldives in March 2021, freefall sky diving in Dubai in June, and a trek to the highest battlefield in the world, the Siachen glacier in India. .
Nearly 50 PwDs from across the globe are training at Puducherry and later in Lakshwadeep with Pranab Roy as one of the participants, comprising training in Sky Diving, Scuba Diving and Mountaineering by the former Special Forces instructors and civilian volunteers.
The MoU with MITDC also covers long term collaboration between CLAW Global and MITDC to create cutting edge rehabilitation ecosystems for people with disabilities not only from Maldives but from India and other parts of the world.