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Vidivelli school students to take part in Special Olympics

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pat on the back:K. Balamurugan, second from right, Regional Passport Officer, Tiruchi, handing over the cheque to M. Chandra Bose, a student of Vidivelli Special School in the city on Friday. —Photo:R. Ashok
pat on the back:K. Balamurugan, second from right, Regional Passport Officer, Tiruchi, handing over the cheque to M. Chandra Bose, a student of Vidivelli Special School in the city on Friday. —Photo:R. Ashok

As part of its community services banking initiative, the State Bank of India (SBI), Melachinthamani branch, here has donated Rs. 25,000 towards purchase of skating equipment for M. Chandra Bose who has been selected for the Special Olympics to be held at Athens next month.

K. Balamurugan, Regional Passport Officer, Tiruchi, presented the cheque to Chandra Bose in the presence of M. Pandiaraj, Assistant General Manager, State Bank of India, Tiruchi; S. Rajasekar, Manager, SBI Melachinthamani branch, and Sr. Lilly Mary of Vidivelli Special School.

Roller skating event

A student of Vidivelli Special School – St. Anne's Rehabilitation Centre for Differently Abled Children in Mental Retardation here, Chandra Bose will take part in the roller skating event.

He got selected for the Special Olympics based on his performance in the district, State, and national-level competitions.

Four other students of the same school-V. Karthikeyan (volleyball), R. Hari Srinivasan (handball), M. Shanthi and R. Praveena (volleyball) – will also take part in the Special Olympics.

“Taking part in the Special Olympics will provide an opportunity for these children to prove their mettle. It will also boost their self-confidence,” says basketball Olympian and SBI Chief Manager, Tiruchi, N. Amarnath.


  • Chandra Bose selected based on his performance in district, state and national-level competitions

  • ‘Taking part in Special Olympics will boost their self-confidence'


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