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Sunday, 24 January 2016

State sports meet for disabled in February - NAGPUR

Pabhakar Datke Memorial Service Institution, Social Justice Department and Directorate of Sports and Youth Service Welfare, Pune, are jointly organizing a state level sports tournament for handicapped students February from 10 to 12 here at the Reshimbagh ground.

In the three-day annual competition, over 3000 physically challenged students from across the state are going to participate. Track and field events, athletics, throw ball, soft ball, wheel chair, brisk walking and swimming events will be held. Participants of various districts will compete in the age groups of 8-12, 13-16, 17-21, 21-25 of ages.

All the players will be divided into five categories -- deaf and dumb, abnormal, blind and semi-blind, ossified and multi disabilities.

Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis will inaugurate the meet, said convenor of the meet and MLC Girish Vyas in a press conference held here on Thursday.

Subhash Raut, president and coordinator of event, said, "Sports minister Vinod Tawde is supporting us and we will make arrangement of accommodation and food for all the participants. The estimation of this event is around Rs 50 lakhs and state government will release the fund soon."

Source : TOI , 21st Jan 2016

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