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Mascot for Hangzhou 2022 Asian Para Games unveiled


PTI, Apr 16, 2020, 3:37 PM IST

Hangzhou: The mascot for the 4th Asian Para Games scheduled to be held here from October 9 in 2022 was unveiled on Thursday, April 16.

The design of ‘Feifei’ is inspired by the motif of the ‘Divine Bird’ in the Liangzhu Culture. The mascot is the fusion of Hangzhou’s heritage and its drive for technological innovation, carrying the longing for harmonious co-existence between humans and nature.

“We are very pleased that the Mascot has been launched so far ahead of the Games in order to start building excitement right across Asia,” Asian Paralympic Committee President Majid Rashed said.

“The mascot helps to bring the Games to life for everyone, from the athletes to the spectators. It’s important therefore that the mascot is attractive and appealing and ‘Feifei’ is certainly both of those!

“It is the messenger of sportsmanship, an envoy of culture and a symbol of friendship. These are all very important aspects of the Asian Para Games and we are pleased that they have been incorporated into the mascot’s design.”

Legend has it that the ‘Divine Bird’ brings bliss. Therefore, she is also viewed as a messenger of joy and cultural distinction.

The first fei’ means the birds flying, implying inclusiveness, respect, and fraternity of human society. And the second fei’ represents the mental tenacity of the athletes with disabilities pursuing dreams and reaching beyond themselves.

Extending from her wings to her cheeks is the quintessential pattern of the Liangzhu Culture, with the raised wings showing their dynamic beauty.

The letter i’ on her crown stands for intelligence and also represents Hangzhou as the ‘City of the Internet’, which blinks blue when she is happy or playing sports. The ring, comprising 45 dots, on her chest is symbolic of the joyful gathering of all APC members.

The 4th Asian Para Games will be held from October 9-15, 2022, featuring 22 sports with Taekwondo and Para-Canoe to make their Games debuts.

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