President Kh.Battulga attends Hope and Possibility MarathonSports
September 14, the ‘Hope and Possibility Ulaanbaatar 2019’ marathon was
organized at National Garden Park by Achilles Mongolia NGO under the auspices
of Mongolian President.
President Kh.Battulga attended and delivered remarks at the opening ceremony of the marathon, which has been organized since 2015 to develop disabled athletes.
“There are 105,730 people with disabilities living in the country according to 2018, of whom 35,589 live in the capital. Of total people with disabilities, 92.5 percent are aged above 15, but just 21.1 percent of them engage in labor.
“Psychology and approach of surrounding are very important for those with disabilities to take part in active social relations and study. I am very grateful to you who are here to run together by expressing psychological, communicative and attitudinal supports to thousands of citizens who became disabled caused by socio-economy and health conditions, environmental problems and inequalities,” said the President.