His Highness Sheikh Dr. Sultan bin Muhammad Al Qasimi, Supreme Council Member and Ruler of Sharjah, on Wednesday morning received the Chairman of the Board of Directors of Al Thiqah Club For Handicapped, and a number of the Board’s members, in the presence of Sheikh Sultan bin Mohammed bin Sultan Al Qasimi, Crown Prince, Deputy Ruler of Sharjah and Chairman of the Sharjah Executive Council (SEC), at the Ruler’s Office in Sharjah.
His Highness the Ruler of Sharjah stressed that the emirate of Sharjah harnesses all its potential to serve and support people with disabilities in various aspects of life, especially in sports, emphasising that the emirate of Sharjah has now become the world's most prestigious place among the cities supporting this important and influential category of people.
During the visit, the Chairman of the Board of Directors of Al Thiqah Club For Handicapped, announced that the emirate of Sharjah has becomes Accessible City for Physically Disabled, in line with the vision of His Highness Ruler of Sharjah, to empower the people with disabilities.
Praising their constant efforts to support and develop the skills of disabled people, His Highness the Ruler of Sharjah has further lauded the Emirate’s new achievement, which significantly promotes the status of the emirate of Sharjah in supporting the disabled persons.
His Highness the Ruler of Sharjah was briefed on Sharjah's progress in supporting the disabled people during the past years. His Highness has further praised the host of the emirate of Sharjah to the International Wheelchair and Amputee Sports (IWAS) World Game, as an initial effort of several institutions and Departments in the Government of Sharjah.
His Highness was also briefed on Sharjah’s preparations to participate in the Special Olympics World Games Abu Dhabi 2019. His Highness has praised the efforts of all the committees’ members to welcome various international delegations.
During the meeting, His Highness was also briefed on the Emirate’s efforts to host the 2019 International Wheelchair and Amputee Sports Federation (IWAS) World Games, which translates His Highness’s vision to highlight Sharjah's leading role in supporting disability issues.
His Highness the Ruler of Sharjah directed the organising committees to attract the best available expertise in the field of organising the World Championships, which contribute in providing distinguished tournaments.