Over 350 youngsters take part in Particular Olympics in Visakhapatnam

Over 350 youngsters from 14 particular faculties in Visakhapatnam, Vizianagaram and Srikakulam districts participated within the 18th version of the Particular Olympics held on the Diamond Jubilee Port Stadium right here. on Sunday.

Kids take part within the Particular Olympics on the Port Stadium in Visakhapatnam on Sunday. , picture credit score: KR Deepak

Divisional Railway Supervisor Anoop Kumar Satpathy, who participated because the chief visitor, introduced the inauguration of the sports activities competitors. The inaugural perform was attended by M. Sribharat, President, Geetam Deemed College, Jeevan Jyoti Vola of Junior Chamber (ZVP-Area B) and Krishna Kant, MD, Ora Motors, as company.

Greater than 60 classes of sports activities occasions have been organized for particular youngsters within the age group of 8 to 12, 12 to twenty years and above 20 years. Visually and listening to impaired youngsters, bodily and mentally challenged youngsters participated with nice enthusiasm and enthusiasm. Among the occasions included 50m and 100m working, shotput, javelin throw, wheelchair working, disc throw and softball. Breakfast, lunch and snacks have been served to all the kids, their escorts, dad and mom and coaches.

Within the closing ceremony held within the night, GVMC Commissioner G. Laxmisha participated because the chief visitor.

particular invitee

The particular invitees have been specially-abled folks from Visakhapatnam, who’re an inspiration to others. They embody: Dev Prasad, a visually impaired individual, Sai Padma, who’s affected by polio and the founder-president of International Help, B.V. Pragnanda, a meals innovator and social entrepreneur, Dilip Patro, founding father of The Capacity Folks, and Kavya Purnima, a younger lady, later with visible impairment. Medals have been awarded to the winners and certificates to all of the contributors.

Prakash Kochhar, founding father of Particular Olympics, stated that whereas all the youngsters have been particular, a few of them have been extra particular. Yearly the rolling protect was given to the varsity within the identify of his youthful brother Prem Kochhar, who misplaced his life in an accident, who has carried out effectively in all of the classes of occasions.

The necessity of the hour was to encourage youngsters, no matter their disabilities, to take up sports activities, because the significance of parasports is rising in India and the world.

A bunch of Newbie Radio Operators (Dolphin Newbie Radio Repeater Membership) was established for radio communication in case of emergency providers for youngsters on the bottom. The scholars of Kendriya Vidyalaya, Waltair and a few scouts of the varsity volunteered to offer a band efficiency. The meal was sponsored by Sri Sai Sansthan Charitable Belief.

JCI Vizag President S Venkatesh and Secretary V. Chaitanya have been current.

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