District games for intellectually disabled in Thoubal begins

IMPHAL, Feb 27 : District games for persons with intellectual disabilities living in Thoubal district began today at Thoubal District Sports Complex, Wangjing with Arambam Anilkumar, ZEO/DPO-SSA, Zone III, L Deven Singh, president, BJP Thoubal district, Prof Dr M Akshaykumar Singh, president Special Olympics Bharat, Manipur Chapter, Dr M Rajendro president Special Olympics Bharat, Manipur Chapter-Thoubal district, L Shyam Singh, treasurer, BJP Thoubal district as presidium members.
Dr M Akshaykumar on the occasion said that intellectual disabilities are not illnesses that people should be afraid of. They are just persons who mental development is very slow and do not grow proportionately with the age and will associate with childish behaviour. They often fall ill and so need special attention and care, he added.
Speaking on the occasion, L Deven lauded the Khelo India Scheme for giving the persons with intellectual disabilities such an opportunity to showcase their talent. He also urged all to ensure them with the same way people treat to normal people and helped them stay in par with normal persons.
Dr M Yedhachandra, Area Director, Special Olympic Bharat Manipur Chapter expressed confidence that the persons with intellectual disabilities will be useful and certainly live with full pride and dignity if they are encouraged and led properly with full of fun and healthy activities. He also said such games would be a golden chance for them to highlight their skills and a opportunity to encourage them in developing the interest of games and sports.
They games is organised by Special Olympic Bharat Manipur Chapter, Thoubal district unit under Khelo India Scheme.
Athletics, Bocce, Football, badminton and Floor Hockey will be the events of the games which will conclude on February 28.

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