JAMMU, APR 06:
With the sole motive to upgrade the sports skill of the Community Coaches of District Jammu to Conduct Sports & Games Competitions at District/State levels for the disabled under the Scheme of Sports & Games for Persons with Disabilities launched by Ministry of Youth Affairs & Sports, Govt. of India in partnership with Special Olympics Bharat. Two days Training Program inaugurated by Anwar Farooq Mirza 1st Class Magistrate Nagrota and K. K Verma President J&K Handicapped Welfare Association was guest of Honour.
While inaugurating two days coach training program, the Chief Guest termed this Special Training Program to conduct Games & Sports for the Disabled as turning point for the Special Athletes i.e. Persons with Disabilities of the District as they have great hidden potential which needs to be explored through medium of sports and the special athletes possess unique caliber which can be channelized to bestow them the graceful and dignified life and they can bring laurels in the field of sports. I wish the Training Program will culminate with the marvelous results with practical approach in the ground for the benefit of Special Athletes (Persons with Disabilities) in the fields BOCCE, Footballs, Athletics, Races, throw Ball, Badminton, Dribbling, zig zag dribbling. It is my moral duty to strengthen this unique movement in the District, Mirza urged.
In his address Guest of Honor said that it is great opportunity for the guardian & parents of the disabled to avail up to utmost level & every citizen must be part of this movement.
During the programme of two days coach training program, the chief guest distributed the certificates and handbook to community coaches and expressed his satisfaction regarding the selfless services for the overall development of persons with Disabilities through medium of sports. He lauded the role of special Olympic Bharat – J&K in the state and placed his services at the disposal of Special Olympics Bharat – J&K and wished to serve the Persons with Disabilities in collaboration to expand the welfare activities.
State President SOB- J&K presented welcome/keynote/aims of organizing CCTP. Field activities/practical’s were conducted by Area Director Mr Raj Kumar Sharma, Sports Director S.Prithipal Singh, Jatin Chanjotra, Programme Manager SOB – J&K managed and conducted the training programme. Ms Kamaljit Kour Sports Teacher/Master Trainer assisted the event. The resource Persons during the program are Mr. Raj Kumar Sharma, Ms Kamaljit Kaur, Mr Sahil Badyal, Vishal. About 52 Community coaches attended the training programme and about 70 youth got acquainted with the SOB movement. The prominent dignitaries present were Dr. Meenakshi Sharma -Vice Principal Asha Army Special School Mr Roshan Bhan-President Association for Deaf & Dumb , Mr. Tarsem Singh Zonal Physical Education Officer, Mr. Anil Sharma Deptt. of Youth Services and Sports.