~Murlikant Petkar, Para Athletes and Officials Enjoyed Special screening “Chandu Champion” at PVR INOX~

National, 17 June 2024: PVR INOX, the largest and the most premium cinema exhibitor in India is proud to host the special screening of the highly anticipated biographical drama “Chandu Champion in partnership with the Paralympic Committee of India (PCI) today. The screening was part of an event titled “75 Days to Paralympics 2024” and took place on 14th June’24 at PVR Priya, Vasant Vihar, New Delhi. The special screening was attended by Mr. Murlikant Petkar and Mr. Devinder, President PCI along with officials and para-athletes.

Chandu Champion is a compelling biographical drama that is based on the inspiring journey of Mr. Murlikant Petkar, India’s first Paralympian. The film highlights Mr. Petkar’s remarkable achievements and his unwavering spirit, which continues to motivate and inspire athletes around the world. His story is a testament to resilience, determination, and the indomitable human spirit, perfectly embodying the core values of the Paralympic movement.

Emotions ran high as Murlikant Petkar, deeply moved by the portrayal of his life on the silver screen, expressed his heartfelt gratitude and nostalgia, “Whenever I watch it, it brings tears to my eyes,” Petkar shared. “The film took me back in time, reminding me of the trials and triumphs that shaped my journey. There are countless inspirational stories within the para sports fraternity, and I hope more directors come forward to share these fascinating narratives.”

The screening served as a testament to the power of storytelling in commemorating the remarkable achievements and indomitable spirit of para-athletes like Murlikant Petkar. As India prepares to embark on its journey to the Paris Paralympics, the event stands as a reminder of the boundless potential and unwavering resolve within the Indian para sports fraternity.

Mr. Sanjeev Kumar Bijli, Executive Director of PVR INOX Ltd. expressed his enthusiasm for the event, “We are honored to partner with the Paralympic Committee of India for the special screening of ‘Chandu Champion.’ This film is not just a tribute to the incredible journey of Mr. Murlikant Petkar, but also a source of inspiration for all. We hope that this screening will motivate and uplift our Paralympians as they prepare for their Pralympic games in Paris.”

Devendra Jhajharia, President of the Paralympic Committee of India (PCI), echoed Petkar’s sentiments, emphasizing his enduring influence as an inspiration for para-athletes nationwide “Murli sir has always been a guiding light for us,” remarked Jhajharia. “We hope that this film will not only resonate with para-athletes but will also inspire a broader audience to appreciate the resilience and determination within the para sports community.”

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