A total of 221 differently abled persons –152 men and 69 women – took part in the sports events held for them at the district stadium in Tiruvarur on Saturday .

In the meet organised by the Tiruvarur district unit of the Sports Development Authority of Tamil Nadu, (SDAT), 50 and 100 metre races, long jump and throwing of mini basketball were held for physically challenged.

Visually challenged took part in 50 and 100 metres , shot-put, and jumping . Mentally retarded took part in 50 and 100 metres and throwing of cricket ball. Hearing impaired took part in 100 and 200 metres, long jump and shot-put.

First, second and third prizes were given under each category. R.T.Murthy, chairman, Sri Kamalambika Cooperative Bank, distributed the prizes.

J.Mercy Regina, District Sports Officer, welcomed the gathering. S.Veerapandiyan, Manager, Pudu Vazhvu Thittam, participated.

152 men and 69 women took part in the sports events

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