Speeches

July 30, 2022

Opening Speech by APSF President at the Official Opening Ceremony of the 11th ASEAN Para Games Solo 2022

Opening Speech by APSF President at the Official Opening Ceremony of the 11th ASEAN Para Games Solo 2022

Your Excellency, Mr K.H. MA’RUF AMIN

Vice President of Republic of Indonesia

 

• Honourable, Mr ZAINUDIN AMALI 

Minister of Youth and Sports

 

• Mr SENNY MARBUN

Chairman, National Paralympic Committee of Indonesia 

 

• Mr. GIBRAN RAKAMBUMING RAKA 

Chairman of Indonesia ASEAN Para Games Organising Committee (INASPOC)

 

• ASEAN Para Sports Federation Board of Governors and EXCO members 

 

• Members of the Local Organising Committee, INASPOC

 

• Distinguished Guests, Athletes, Officials, Ladies and Gentlemen

 

Good Evening!

 

1. On behalf of the ASEAN Para Sports Federation (APSF), and with great honour and privilege, I welcome you here tonight…to this beautiful city of Solo for the opening of the 11th ASEAN PARA GAMES Solo 2022!

 

2. For four long years, the ASEAN Paralympic community have been waiting for this moment. It has now, arrived. We look forward to renewing our solidarity and friendship. We look forward to being inspired, rejuvenating our strength through sports, to savour the magical moments of the ASEAN Para Games!  Thank You Solo, Thank You Indonesia for this moment!

 

 

 

3. In the next seven days, be prepared for many inspiring actions and achievements by our 1,248 athletes and 534 officials. They will be competing in 924 events, for the 453 medals at stake. Let’s empower them with our fullest support, and greatest encouragement for them to continue scaling greater heights in sports, and life!

 

4. I would like to take this opportunity to record my special gratitude to the Indonesian Government for the unwavering commitment to bringing the 11th ASEAN Para Games here in Solo. All this, in less than five months of preparation and not to mention, the global Covid-19 pandemic which continues to be a health threat to us. 

 

As owner of the Games, APSF has been collaborating closely with all parties. Thank you to the Ministry of Youth and Sports KEMENPORA under the leadership of PAK ZAINUDIN,  the Indonesia ASEAN Para Games Organising Committee INASPOC led by Mr GIBRAN, and the National Paralympic Committee of Indonesia under the leadership of PAK SENNY MARBUN. Your continuous commitment, dedication and leadership will continue to inspire us.  

 

Ladies and Gentlemen, 

 

5. We will continue to strive for the betterment of our ASEAN paralympic community, through the creation of many more sporting platforms for our athletes and persons with a disability. Together,  in one voice, we continue to champion inclusivity and equality, empower our youth and “TO WIN TOGETHER!”

 

6. Tonight as we await for the Games cauldron to lit up, let’s congratulate Solo and its friendly people for the great hospitality. 

 

7. Special thanks to all 11 participating contingents, the hundreds of officials and volunteers, as well as the thousands of fans who are here celebrating tonight, with a common aim of  “STRIVING FOR EQUALITY“. 

 

8. To athletes, you have waited long enough for tonight to happen. Compete fairly, with a true spirit of sportsmanship. Excite the world with your courage, and make a difference with your achievement! “TOGETHER WE WIN”.

 

 

Thank you. MATUR NUWUN!

July 11, 2022

12th ASEAN Para Games Cambodia 2023 Coordination Meeting, Phnom Penh

12th ASEAN Para Games Cambodia 2023 Coordination Meeting, Phnom Penh

SPEECH by MAJ GEN OSOTH BHAVILAI President ASEAN Para Sports Federation (APSF)  APSF COORDINATION MEETING, 12th ASEAN PARA GAMES  Sokha Phnom Penh Hotel, 11 July 2022

His Excellency Vath Chamroeun
Chief Executive Officer, 
Cambodia ASEAN Para Games Organising Committee (CAMAPGOC)
 
Senior Colonel Dr Wandee Tosuwan,
APSF Secretary General
 
NPC President, Delegates and Representatives,  
 
Good morning and warm regards, 
 
1.           On behalf of the APSF and Asean Paralympic family, I wish to extend my heartfelt thanks to CAMAPGOC for giving us this opportunity to be part of this 12th ASEAN Para Games meeting today.
 
2.           This is indeed exciting times for us in the ASEAN paralympic family as we gear up for two major Games — the 11th ASEAN Para Games in Solo and the 12th ASEAN Para Games in Cambodia in a space of 11 months. 
 
3.           The last 4 years has been difficult as two of our Games were cancelled due to the pandemic. Our athletes are now itching to get back in action. We look forward to an exciting action as the Solo Games gets underway in just 19 days. 
 
4.           There were many challenges, obstacles and shortcomings. That I have to admit. But with the close collaboration, high level of commitment and tireless efforts by INASPOC, NPC Indonesia and APSF, we manage to clear all obstacles and is now waiting for the Games to happen. 
 
5.           And as we look forward to the 12th ASEAN Para Games, I wish to thank CAMAPGOC for the great efforts in preparing the 2023 Games in June next. We look forward to working hand in hand with CAMAPGOC in all areas to ensure smooth delivery of the Games which is the first major Para Games to be organized in Cambodia. 
 
6.           Again, I would like to extend my sincerest appreciation to CAMAPGOC, President and representatives from all NPCs who are here today. 
 
7.           I wish everyone all the best…have a productive meeting and a fruitful discussion.
 
 
THANK YOU. 

June 30, 2022

Let’s strive forward, continue to be diligent to help increase awareness and equality for our athletes and PWDs

Let’s strive forward, continue to be diligent to help increase awareness and equality for our athletes and PWDs

We are now exactly 29 days away from the Games’. I believe that everyone can’t wait to get into the thick of action, after missing out on the last two Games.

SPEECH by
MAJ GEN OSOTH BHAVILAI
President, Asean Para Sports Federation (APSF) 
3rd  APSF-INASPOC  COORDINATION COMMITTEE MEETING 
Swiss-belHotel, Solo 30 June 2022
 
MR GIBRAN RAKABUMING, Mayor of Solo
Chefs De mission, contingent leaders
Technical Delegates, Classifiers
Members from INASPOC
Members of the APSF Scretariat, 
Distinguished guests, Ladies and Gentlemen
 
Good morning and warm regards;
 
1.          Thank you for attending this morning’s Chefs de Mission Seminar. Allow me to welcome to all Chefs de Mission, leaders of contingents from ASEAN member-nations to this important occasion. 
 
 
2.          We are now exactly 29 days away from the Games’. I believe that everyone can’t wait to get into the thick of action, after missing out on the last two Games.
 
Ladies and Gentlemen, 
 
3.          Solo has taken great pain and effort in preparing the 11th Asean Para Games 2022. I’m truly delighted with all on-going preparation and Solo’s commitment. I assure you that Solo is doing everything it can to ensure that this will be a memorable Games. To this, once again, my thanks to Solo Mayor Mr. Gibran, INASPOC and everyone involved in preparation works. 
 
4.          To all delegates, please take time gathering all the information you require. We are now still facing great challenges due the existing pandemic.  But I believe, Solo Games will open up new horizons for everyone. The Games provides opportunities for athletes, officials and unearth new generation of sport leaders, sports in their respective countries. 
 
5.          Once again, on behalf of APSF Board of Governors and Executive Committee,  I would like to extend my congratulation to Indonesia,. Solo and INASPOC. Let’s strive forward in enhancing our Paralympic brand…continue to be diligent to help boost more awareness and equality for PWDs. 
 
6.          I wish everyone all the best…have a great day ahead, have a productive meeting ahead. Matur nuwun and Thank You. 

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