Rio de Janeiro, Aug 27: Rio De Janeiro authorities will distribute free tickets for next month’s Paralympic Games to over 30,000 school children. Under a joint initiative between the state government and the Rio 2016 organizing committee, the students will also receive free transport to venues, lunch and a Paralympics T-shirt, Xinhua news agency reported on Saturday. Also Read - Olympians Usain Bolt, Yohan Blake, Rajyavardhan Singh Rathore Could Have Been Successful IPL Players

Children with deficiencies will be given priority in the allocation of tickets.”The proposal aims to allow the kids to get to know new sports and experience the Paralympic values,” the authorities said. (ALSO READ: After Rio Olympics 2016 silver, World No.1 position is my ultimate goal: PV Sindhu (Interview) Also Read - Couple Forgets to Turn Off The Camera, Caught Having Sex During Brazilian Council's Zoom Meet

During this month’s Olympic Games, Rio’s state government distributed 55,000 tickets to school children for football, badminton, hockey, equestrian, shooting, canoeing, boxing, table tennis and weight lifting. The Paralympics will be held from September 7 to 18. Also Read - Paralympian Deepa Malik Recalls Toughest Times of Her Life, Says Darkest Night Brought Best Sunrise of my Life