Special Olympics team illuminates Hampi’s Ugra Narasimha in red

The Special Olympics team that illuminated Ugra Narasimha atHampi in red.Special Arrangement  

Special Olympics from Hosapete in Ballari district lit up Ugra Narasimha, the monolith monument standing majestically at the world famous Hampi, in red, asking the world to support the inclusive movement of persons with intellectual disability. The team illuminated the monument in red to mark the 50th anniversary of Special Olympics movement on Friday for global demonstration of tolerance, respect and celebration of differences and also giving a call to the world to help bring urgency and awareness for the inclusion for people with intellectual disabilities, according to Arathi K.T., vice-president, Special Olympics Bharat, Karnataka. Incidentally, the Ugra Narasimha monument was the only one in country and among the 225 important places in the world to be illuminated in red with the slogan, “Special Olympics wants the world to join us and light up for inclusion - Here we go with Hampi, India”.

Saadhya School for Intellectually Challenged and Special Olympics Bharat Karnataka, Ballari district, took an initiative to support the movement, under the leadership of Ms. Arathi and Shilpa Singh, regional head of the organisation. The programme concluded with the oath: “I pledge to look for the lonely, the isolated, the left out, the challenged and the bullied. I pledge to overcome the fear of difference and replace it with the power of inclusion. IChooseToInclude”.

Students of Saadhya Residential Special School and Vocational Training Centre for Specially Abled, Aakansksha Special School, Hosapete, members of Roundtable India, officers from the Archaeology Survey of India Raveendra, Somala Naik, Muvendran, foreign visitors, volunteers were among others present.