In 2017 Parliament adopted a new Human Rights for Persons with Disabilities Act. Its Article 34 ensures inclusion of people with disability in sports, and requires support for disability-friendly sports.
Kalpana Gurung, the Founding Director of ENGAGE, believes the law is progressive and comprehensive, but worries about its implementation.
“The involvement of National Youth Council in the tournament is a positive first step,” says Gurung, “there is hope that our society may move towards more inclusion, if the law is implemented sincerely.”
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