Sports for Persons with Disabilities
Ministry of Youth Affairs and Sports under Govt of India has launched the Scheme of Sports and Games for Persons with Disabilities.
Special Olympics Bharat (SOB) has been designated as Nodal Agency for conducting training of Community Coaches and for conductig of sports competitions at District/UT levels.
Swami Brahmanand Pratishthan has been given the responsibility of conducting the District Games on the 1st and 2nd February 2012 at Bharat Ratna Late Rajeev Gandhi Krida Sankul at sector 3A, CBD, Navi Mumbai.
The events include athletics, aquatics, Badminton, Table Tennis, Bocche, Kho Kho and Foot ball. The coaching camp for 50 coaches will be conducted on the 27th Jan. 2012 from 8.00 am-5.00pm at Swami Brahmanand Pratishthan, CBD.
300 athletes with different disabilities from Raigad and Navi Mumbai will participate in the event.
Sri. L.B.Mahajan, the Regional Deputy Commissioner Social Welfare, Mumbai, will be the Chief Guest for the Opening ceremony on the 1st February and will declare the games open.
The District Sports Committee includes
District Sports Officer (Navi Mumbai)- Mr. Revappa Gurav
District Disability Officer (Thane)- Mrs. Salima Tadvi
Deputy Education Officer SSA (Thane)- Mr.S.S.Patil
Special Olympics Bharat Representative-Mrs. Sandra Vaz
The closing ceremony
On the 2nd Feb, the ceremony will be declared closed by, Additional Commissioner of Police, Navi Mumbai : Sri. Ashok Dongre