For the about 70 differently abled children, Thursday turned out to be an eventful day as they assembled at the Seethakathi Sethupathi sports ground here to showcase their prowess in the annual sports meet.

These children, brought from different homes in the district by their caretakers, threw balls, ran and jumped, vying with each other in the sports meet conducted by the Sports Development Authority of Tamil Nadu.

Family members and caretakers cheered as the mentally challenged children threw cricket ball with smiles writ large on their faces.

In the open-to-all category, five differently abled persons were selected to represent the district in the State sport meet for differently abled people, an official said.

The selected five won the first places in 50 and 100 metre race, 100 metre wheel chair race, basketball throw and standing broad jump, he added.