Rio Paralympics Gold Medal Winners To Share Their Experience At Bahtera Programme
Last update: 14/09/2016
PUTRAJAYA, Sept 14 (Bernama) -- Gold medal winners in the Rio Paralympics will be among speakers invited to speak about their achievements at the Bahtera 2016 programme in Sungai Petani, Kedah on Oct 8 and 9.
Treasury secretary-general Tan Sri Dr Mohd Irwan Serigar Abdullah said the challenges faced and the obstacles they had crossed to emerge as gold medal winners at the highest level of competition in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil will certainly serve as an inspiration and motivation to others.
"We will try to engage the National Paralympians who won gold medals at the Rio Paralympics to share their experiences with more than 5,000 participants who will be attending the 2016 edition of the Bahtera Programme," he told reporters at the pre-launch of the 2016 Bahtera Programme at the Finance Ministry, here today.
Mohamad Ridzuan Mohamad Puzi won the first gold medal for the country in the men's T36 (Cerebral Palsy) 100m event with a time of 12.07s, which was a new Paralympics record while Muhammad Ziyad Zolkefli stood on top of the world in F20 (intellectual disability) shot put event by winning the gold medal with a new world record effort of 16.84m.
Abdul Latif Romly stepped on the stage to break the world record in the men's long jump T20 (intellectual disability) event to deliver another gold medal for Malaysia with a distance of 7.60m.
Mohd Irwan Serigar said the Bahtera Programme will create a platform for new market among Bumiputera businesses while consolidating their existing business.
BAHTERA programme is in line with the government's efforts to address the information gap among Bumiputera entrepreneurs, by taking their businesses to the next level by adopting innovative technologies and agile business models.
Its participation is primarily based on raising awareness, bridging gaps among Bumiputera technopreneurs, conducting dialogues to learn on the specific challenges and issues faced by the Bumiputera entrepreneurs and encouraging entrepreneurship at a young age.