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‘Sports can pep up special kids’

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A sports meet for special children inaugurated by the Collector

A SHOW OF SELF-BELIEF:Collector S. Jayandhi flagging off a race for differently abled children in Karur on Saturday.
A SHOW OF SELF-BELIEF:Collector S. Jayandhi flagging off a race for differently abled children in Karur on Saturday.

Imparting self-confidence to special children will do them a world of good to lead a spirited life on their own. Sporting events would provide that thrust, Collector S. Jayandhi said here on Saturday. She was inaugurating a sports meet for special children.

The Collector said that differently abled children need care and understanding on the part of others. Once they were understood, it would be easy for them to lead a life of dignity. Elders had duty towards special children and that was not restricted to just a pity. Understanding their requirements, imparting self-confidence through diverse means such as teamwork, sports, games, and skill development, and helping them adapt to the current world demands all go a long way in helping them lead a normal life, Ms. Jayandhi said. The participants included people with disabilities and aurally challenged students. Events included running race, tricycle race, shot put, javelin throw, and tennis ball throw.

District Sports Officer S. Punyamoorthi and Differently Abled persons Welfare Officer K.M. Kanagaraj were present.

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