More than 1,500 boys and girls from 32 institutions participated in the district-level sports meet for the physically challenged at Andhra University Grounds in the city on Tuesday.

The sports meet was jointly organised by the Department of Welfare for Physically Challenged and the Helen Keller Institute for the Blind.

Minister for Infrastructure and Investments Ganta Srinivasa Rao inaugurated the meet.

He took salute at a march past of the participating players.

Mr. Srinivasa Rao and MLA V. Ramakrishna Babu released balloons and pigeons to mark the opening of the meet.

Additional Joint Collector Y. Narasimha Rao and Assistant Director (physically challenged welfare) Narasimhulu and others participated.

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