TN GOVERNOR TO ADDRESS SPECIAL ATHLETES, AT UNIFIED SPECIAL OLYMPICS 2019

Madras West Round Table 10 & Special Olympics Bharat presents ‘MWRT 10 – Unified Special Olympics 2019’ in the presence of Chief Guest Thiru. Banwarilal Purohit, Hon’ble Governor of Tamilnadu on 9th February at Nehru Indoor Stadium from 10.00 am. For the first time ever, MWRT10 and Special Olympics Bharat would be conducting these games at an Asia-Pacific level, with athletes flying in from four Asia Pacific countries (Nepal, Bangladesh, Bhutan and India) to compete and spread friendship beyond borders.

Madras West Round Table 10 & Special Olympics Bharat presents ‘MWRT 10 – Special Olympics Unified Sports 2019’ in the presence of Chief Guest Thiru. Banwarilal Purohit, Hon’ble Governor of Tamilnadu on 9th February at Nehru Indoor Stadium from 10 am. “MWRT10 – Special Olympics Unified Sports 2019” Started almost 27 years back as inter-orphan sports meet, MWRT10-Special Olympics is an annual community service activity hosted by MWRT10, as a means to help over one thousand ‘special children’ every year to develop their motor and cognitive skills by using competitive sports. This day of sports is much awaited all through the year and has seen a rise in the number of schools and children participating each year.

The event is set to witness over 1500 Special Children, over 200 coaches, and close to 500 escorts. Actor Nakul and his wife are expected to visit the venue by 12 noon and many more socialites and celebrities are expected during the day.The ceremony began with Tamil Taivalthukal and Ganesh Vandana choreographed by Padma Shri Awardee Mrs Meenakshi Chitharanjan. Followed by Welcome address by Chairman MWRT10, Vikash Nahar, and Felicitation of Indian athletes and Coaches representing India in the Summer World Special Olympics games in Abu Dhabi in March 2019. The event also saw the celebration of Completion of 51 years of MWRT10 and 50 years of Special Olympics International.

Brief about Unified Special Olympics: Special Olympics Bharat is a National Sports Federation registered under the Indian Trust Act 1882 in 2001 and is accredited by Special Olympics International to conduct Special Olympics Programs in India. It is recognized by the Government of India as a National Sports Federation in the Priority Category, for development of Sports for Persons with Intellectual Disabilities, and is a designated Nodal Agency for all disabilities. More about Special Olympics Bharat http://specialolympicsbharat.org/

 Brief about MWRT10 and Round Table India: A 51 year’s old, young men’s organization, ‘Madras West Round Table 10’ is part of Round Table India and Round Table International. “As young men involved in various walks of lives, such a businessmen, professionals etc. we are humbled that with minimal time devoted each month, RTI over the years has constructed close to 6200 classrooms, across 1200 schools supporting close to 6 million children each year, said, RTI over the years has been supported by celebrities such as Ajay Devgan, Kajol, Soha Ali Khan, Formula one racer – Narayan Karthikeya, Gauri Shah Rukh Khan etc and by Corporates such as Cognizant technologies, Toyota Motors, Bajaj Motors, P&G, Ford Motors, Banks such as Axis, IDFC, LVB, Coca Cola, United India Insurance, Kotak Mahindra Bank, Oracle, Yahoo and many more.  

“We hope this event and more of such efforts will encourage the widespread inclusion of Special Children with the regular children, making for truly a unified society, said Vikash Nahar Chairman, MWRT10”

We are happy to associate with Madras West Round Table 10, who have been conducting this event for the last 27 years. This event helps the Special children improve their cognitive and mental abilities and every such effort must be applauded. Said the National Sports Director, Mr. Victor Vaz of Special Olympics Bharat,