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ATHLETIC MEET ON WORLD DISABILITY DAY

Dated: 03-12-2009

A mega Athletic Meet to celebrate the abilities and talents of mentally challenged children was organized by Sparsh NGO & Bharat Special Olympics on 3rd Dec. on the special occasion of World Disability Day at Presidium School, Ashok Vihar Phase II, New Delhi.

Presidium Senior Secondary School and Mother's Pride supported the NGO Sparsh to organize the event in a grand way. This initiative primarily aimed to bring acceptance to special children. The event was organized in association with Bharat Special Olympics which is the Indian division of Special Olympics at New York. The unforgettable occasion started off with the inaugural torch run and ended with prize distribution which brought a glint of hope and happiness in the eyes of participants.

211 special children from 15 special schools participated in the competitions like skating and bocce, and came out with flying colors. All these children were given participation medals & certificates from SPARSH, which brought a smile to these tremendously talented stars. For support of these children, along with their parents and teachers, 35 Presidium Children were also there who volunteered to conduct various activities.

The stunning performances of these little stars thrilled the attendants and filled their teachers with proud and tears of happiness. The sight of these children showcasing the best of their talents and abilities electrified the environment and certainly filled every person's heart with pride.

Mrs. Sudha Gupta, the renowned parenting expert and principal of Presidium, delivered an inspiring speech that touched and moved each and every soul present in the event. Mr. M.P Singh , the president of Sparsh and Dr. P.S.Narang , who is presently running Savera rehabilitation centre were also there to motivate the special children.

The grand event was also memorable as it was attended by various dignitaries like Mr. Narender Singh Bundella ,DCP of North- West Delhi and Mr. Dey, Area- Director, Bharat Special Olympics.

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