The Asian Youth Para Games will begin in Bahrain tomorrow with a total of 32 countries set to take part ©Asian Paralympic Committee

Bahrain is set to host the fourth edition of the Asian Youth Para Games with an Opening Ceremony launching the event tomorrow.

Teams have arrived in Bahrain’s capital city Manama prior to Opening Ceremony, with India among the nations to have announced their flagbearers.

The National Paralympic Committee of India confirmed Tokyo 2020 Paralympic high jump silver medallist Praveen Kumar and badminton player Palak Kohli will carry their flag during the showpiece event.

The Games is scheduled to take place until next Monday (December 6).

It will be the first time that Bahrain has hosted a large Para-sports event with 800 athletes under the age of 20 expected to take part.

They are expected to compete in nine sports - athletics, badminton, boccia, goalball, powerlifting, swimming, table tennis, taekwondo and wheelchair basketball.

A total of 32 nations are expected to field athletes at the Games, which would be an increase of two countries from the 2017 event in Dubai.

Competition will take place at two venues.

The multi-use Khalifa Sports City Stadium in Isa Town is expected to host athletics and swimming events, while an indoor hall will also be utilised.

The Isa Sports City will stage the remaining competitions.

The venue is Bahrain’s main national indoor sports facility.

The Games is taking place under the slogan "Together. Rising. Stronger", which was unveiled in October.

Organisers said the slogan was chosen to reflect the aims of the Games which are to promote friendship, improve athletes' performances and to leave them in a better place to continue their sporting careers.

It is hoped the Games will support athletes on the path to the 2024 Paralympic Games in Paris.

The first two editions of the Games were held in Tokyo in 2009 and Kuala Lumpur in 2013 before being hosted four years ago in the United Arab Emirates.

Bahrain was confirmed as host of the Games last June.