Mask makers hail para athletes for triumph in the face of adversity


(On the left) Datuk Seri Megat D Shahriman Zaharudin, the chef de mission for Malaysian Paralympic Contingent and also the president of Paralympic Council of Malaysia (PCM), thanked NEUTROVIS for their generous support given to Paralympic Games contingent. Beside Megat is para sprinter Ridzuan Puzi and Tokyo Paralympics long jump gold medallist Abdul Latif Romly (fourth from left).

PETALING JAYA: Mask makers Neutrovis has chipped in to help support the para athletes by contributing 250,000 premium face masks worth RM175,000 to the Paralympic Council of Malaysia (PCM).

The face masks will be distributed to OKU communities in the states that the 22 athletes who represented Malaysia at the recent Tokyo Paralympics originated from, as well as 25 national associations that are affiliates of the PCM.

Each of the athletes will be given a specific promo code which they will distribute to groups of people with disabilities from their states.

Upon completing their orders with that promo code, the Neutrovis team will have the face masks delivered right to their doorstep.

The PCM and Neutrovis hope to spread the message “Mask On, Spread Hope” in the OKU community through the proper usage of face masks.

In addition, the Paralympians who took part in Tokyo were also given specially designed casual wear T-shirts to commemorate the Games. They were worn during non-competitive rest times in Tokyo.

Neutrovis also took the initiative to sell these T-shirts and all proceeds from the sales of these shirts amounting to RM17,168 were given to the PCM as a gesture of appreciation for assisting our para sports heroes to compete at the Tokyo Games.

PCM president Datuk Seri Megat D Shahriman Zaharudin thanked Neutrovis for their generous support to the Paralympics contingent.

Zayn Puah, managing director of Maystar Beauty Sdn Bhd (Neutrovis brand owner), said: “We are honoured to be given this opportunity to support our local athletes and safeguard the OKU community.

“We are inspired by people with disabilities because they exemplify what it means to thrive in the midst of adversity as many of them struggled, yet triumphed through hardship.

“I believe that the OKU community is to be made an example for everyone to follow. Able-bodied people are struggling to make ends meet during this pandemic.

“I could only imagine how much harder it must be for those with disabilities, yet they do not give up.

“It is truly uplifting and I believe Malaysia should see them as exemplary role models as we face Covid-19 each day.”

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