Mentally challenged children excel at State-level Special Olympics Bharath

Mentally challenged children excel at State-level Special Olympics Bharath
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Mentally challenged children of Mallikamba Manovikas Kendra here have excelled at the State-level ‘Special Olympics Bharath’, organised by Union Ministry of Youth Affairs and Sports under Khelo India Scheme.

Warangal: Mentally challenged children of Mallikamba Manovikas Kendra here have excelled at the State-level ‘Special Olympics Bharath’, organised by Union Ministry of Youth Affairs and Sports under Khelo India Scheme.

The four-day event took place at BHEL, Lingampally in Hyderabad, where 13 students of the home won the medals. Three have won gold medals, seven won silver medals and three students won bronze medals, informed the home organiser B Ramaleela here on Tuesday.

The students of Mallikamba Manovikas Kendra got selected for the State-level event after their performance at the two-day district-level sports event at JNS grounds in Hanamkonda last month.

District Legal Services Authority (DLSA) secretary P Annie Rose Christian, who visited the home in Hanamkonda, congratulated the students and the home organiser.

She stressed on the need to encourage the special children to enthusiastically participate in sports and to train them.

At a meeting with officials of different government and non-government organisations at Nyaya Seva Sadan in Hanamkonda on Tuesday, the DSLA secretary wanted them to extensively campaign about the welfare programmes being implemented by the government.

Majority of people living in rural areas were deprived of government benefits as they were not aware of the schemes meant for them and whom to approach to get the benefits. Hence officials should reach out to the people with awareness programmes scholarships, physically challenged certificates and pensions.

Similarly, the members of SC/ST/BC and minority communities were approaching the DLSA seeking support to get financial assistance towards self-employment activities. Therefore, the officials need to look into the issue and do justice to them, Christian suggested.

Officials of SC/ST/BC and minority welfare departments, JJB members, ICPS, DCPO, MEPMA, DRDA, SWD and Child Line from Warangal urban and rural, Jangaon, Mahabubabad and Jayashanker Bhupalpally districts attended the meeting.

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