Indonesia will Hold Asian Para Games 2018 (INAPG 2018) from 6-13 October 2018 in Jakarta.
Indonesia 2018 Asian Para Games (INAPG 2018) is the first major international multi-sport event in Asia, involving athletes with a range of disabilities, that held in Indonesia. In continuing the legacy and success of the first Asian Games in Indonesia in 1962, the city of Jakarta was chosen as the location of this multi-event in 2018. With the spirit that sports can foster new hope, Republic of Indonesia’s Government along with the Provincial Government of DKI Jakarta take the challenge to organize INAPG 2018 to exceed the success of the previous event.
As a step towards achieving this aim, the Indonesia Asian Para Games Organizing Committee (INAPGOC) is formed to prepare, implement and evaluate the execution of INAPG 2018. By organizing this event, INAPGOC wants to actively promote the special sports for athletes with disabilities to Indonesian citizens, so that in the future the support for these sports will continue to increase. Furthermore, this event is expected as the first step to make the opportunity to compete a right for all levels of society.
The slogan ‘Inspiring Spirit and Energy of Asia’ is aimed to unite Asia, to motivate people to be positive, and to support social equality. In addition, besides Asian Para Games, Asian Games 2018 also has ‘Energy of Asia’ as their emblem, which was inspired by Indonesia’s First President, Soekarno, and his spirit to build Gelora Bung Karno and other stadiums as well.
MOMO is the abbreviation of Motivation and Mobility that means people need to keep moving forward, and also to be able to adapt to a changing world and time easily.
But do not forget that the mascot itself is a bird called ‘Elang Bondol’ or Bald Eagle. But why ‘Elang Bondol’?
Firstly, the bird is known as the mascot of Jakarta, the city where Asian Para Games 2018 will be held, and the bird is famously known as a strong and brave bird, hence it is a perfect combination between the name of the mascot and the bird.
Subsequently, since Asian Para Games will be held in Jakarta, Momo also wears a belt that is part of Betawi’s culture. The one who wears the belt is considered a champion or a cultural hero.
The concept that is brought this year is ‘Harmony’, which is a form of harmonious and balance within the natural environment and our surroundings in living the life The circle shaped logo representing harmony/balance that is formed by the diversified nations all over Asia, altogether harmoniously shines to the world as ‘The Energy of Asia’. Collection of pieces forming a circle represents the silhouette of Gelora Bung Karno Stadium from top view. Gelora Bung Karno will be the main venue of the Asian Games 2018 Silhouette of a moving man in the center of the circle symbolize a form of movement of ‘The Energy of Asia’, the movement of Asian Para Games 2018 athletes achieving victory. The 3 curves in 3 colors surrounding the man’s silhouette serve as the diversified nations of Asia that move all together as a unity in harmony for mutual achievement.
Blue : represents the sky
Orange : represents the sun
Green : represents nature
Purple : represents proximity
Red : represents spirit
The sky, The sun and Nature are the three basic elements in Asian philosophy of Living, in which togetherness is one of the most important factor in a way of living as well. The color purple that represent wisdom, loyalty and pride is the spirit of solidarity.