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Friday, February 11, 2011

Cityblog Olympics for differently abled children

Cityblog, ( city’s new web forum for raising civic and general issues recently organized a special sports event for differently able children at Jeevanjyot School on Karve Road.

Differently able and mentally handicapped children need special care, attention and support for the society. To highlight this point, Cityblog supported the interschool event conducted by Jeevanjyot School.

The occasion was World mentally handicapped day on 8th Dec. The school organizes various events like sports, dance, painting etc. Cityblog financially supported Jeevanjyot for this cause and also proposes to highlight the cause to support such schools. 14 different schools all around Pune participated on that day with around 400 such children and adults from vocational centers attending the sports competition.

The events like Lemon and Spoon race, weaving beads, throwing ball in basket, ‘lagori’ , carom, dumbbell race etc were conducted. Children enjoyed while participating in these events. The competitive spirit shown was exemplary even for non handicapped people. There were competitions for teachers as well. The participants were also given snacks etc.

The events were conducted by Jeevanjyot teachers under guidance of Meenatai Inamdar the founder director and prizes were given away by N G Ashok, Editor of Cityblog.

Cityblog has selected this event to salute the fact that mentally challenged people are the most vulnerable lot amongst all those disabled in some form.


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