G20: Sports festival organised for specially-abled children at Pampore

Pampore: Zonal Physical Education Office Pampore organised a sports event for specially-abled children under the banner of Celebration of Sports Week (Para Sports) for Specially Abled Students at Iqbal Stadium Tanchibagh, Drangbal Pampore on Thursday.
Officials from ZEPO Pampore told Kashmir Reader that around 80-90 Specially-abled children both boys and girls studying in different government and private education Institutions in Zone Pampore participated in the sports festival, which was organised by District Youth Services and Sports Pulwama at ZEPO Pampore.
Sports events like Cricket, Carrom, Volleyball, Athletics and running event were organised during the festival.
ZEPO Pampore Masrat Hussain Andrabi, Councillor Arfat Khan, Councillor Saima Jan, Handicapped Association Tehsil President Pampore Tanveer Hussain, Physical Teacher MA Bhat, other members and teachers present in the event.
Speaking on the occasion, Municipal Committee Pampore Councilor Arfat Khan said that specially-abled people must nurture their interest in sports as it helped in building a competitive spirit and to be mentally agile. He commended the parents and teachers for supporting their wards to take part in such competitions, saying it would boost their confidence.
Tanveer Hussain Dar, Tehsil President, Handicapped Association Pampore, said that in Tehsil Pampore the programme was organised first time for them as a part of celebrating the G20 presidency by India.
“Involving specially-abled persons in different games and sports is a great thinking for which we are thankful to Youth Services and Sports Department,” he said, adding that he hopes the administration takes other welfare measures for empowering them.
ZEPO Pampore Masrat Hussain Andrabi said that the purpose of the programme was to encourage the Para Sports and participation of specially-abled students.
“Today we assembled specially-abled persons from Tehsil Pampore and organised various para-sports events for them including Cricket, Volley Ball, Running events and other recreational games,” ZEPO said, adding that the children were very excited with the events.

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