Para-cyclist Aditya Mehta aids three para-athletes

Aditya Mehta Foundation (AMF), a brain child of noted para-cyclist Aditya Mehta, announced on Saturday its maiden initiative in the field of para sports in the country, by aiding three para-athletes.

PTI| Last Updated: Oct 25, 2014, 20:11 PM IST

Hyderabad: Aditya Mehta Foundation (AMF), a brain child of noted para-cyclist Aditya Mehta, announced on Saturday its maiden initiative in the field of para sports in the country, by aiding three para-athletes.

Animal rights activist Amala Akkineni presented equipment of two top-of-the-line racing bicycles and a prosthetic sport's limb, worth Rs four lakh on behalf of AMF, to Srinivas Naidu, an above the knee amputee swimmer from Vijayawada; Alok Mandal, a para cyclist from Kolkata with 60 per cent disability in his right leg owing to polio attack and a bronze medallist at the Asian Cycling Championship and Abhishek, a para cyclist with 90 per cent disability in right leg.

"Absolute apathy towards para-athletes from corporates, governments, NGOs, individual philanthropists etc., moved me and spurred me to build awareness about my fellow para-athletes' special needs and launch this foundation to accomplish the task," said Aditya Mehta.

The funds for the equipment donated today were raised by Mehta during his two adventurous trips from Kashmir to Kanyakumari and from Manali to Khardungla.