World Disability Day is celebrated all over the World on 3rd December, this year Sparsh celebrated this day by organizing a Sports Fest for Special Children at The Thyagraj Stadium on 4th December 2015. The event was graced by the hon’ble Chairperson of Presidium, Mrs. Sudha Gupta; Mr. Arijit Ghosh, Head School Programmes at British Council; Mrs. Archana Ranjan, Director General of Central Economic Intelligence Bureau; Padma Shri Awardee Mr. Ravi Chaturvedi, Sports Commentator; Padma Shri Awardee Dr. Saumitra Rawat, Ganga Ram Hospital; Air Marshal SK Malik, Special Olympics Bharat; Mr. Deepak Chief Vigilance Commissioner, SAIL and Mr. Sudhi Ranjan Mohanty, Additional Chief Secretary, Govt. of Madhya Pradesh.
President of Sparsh Mr. MP Singh addressed the children and motivated them with his kind words and declared the meet open. Children released balloons as a symbol of peace and humanity. The hon’ble Chairperson, Mrs. Sudha Gupta also addressed the gathering with her inspirational words. She encouraged the participants to give their best performance and she applauded the zeal and spirit of special children who participated in the event.
The Highlights of the event were 25 mt Race, 50 mt Race, 100 mt Race, Relay Race, Shot-put throw, Wheelchair Race, and Standing Long Jump. A total of 14 Special Schools participated from Delhi and NCR. 257 special students between the age group of 11 to 29 years participated in the event. 150 girls from Shakti project for underprivileged girls also participated. Sparsh Shakti girls also welcomed the guests by a lively sports drill. A beautiful and colorful cultural programme was presented by the students of St. Mary’s School and Amar Jyoti School. A remarkable Yoga performance was also given by students of Shakti School. Students from 7 Presidium Schools assembled at Thyagraj Stadium to cheer the participants by applauding, and cheering them up throughout.
The day concluded with our hon’ble Chairperson and other guests acknowledging the commendable performances of the children with prize distribution. The day offered a perfect platform for special children who showcased their never give-up spirit despite all odds. They gave a new meaning to the words ‘courage’ and ‘enthusiasm’.