The world is full of differently-abled people and considering that these people as disabled is just a matter of perception. If one can do a task well, though being differently abled, he has the great chances of being needed for a job by someone because he is just different but not in any way less.
The only disability a human can ever have, is a bad attitude and this is not certainly what prevailed in Chandigarh this weekend. A Special Olympics event was organized on February 17th and 18th, 2017 by Special Olympics “Bharat” Chandigarh Chapter. The event witnessed over 400 differently-abled children participating in high spirits which were double the participants of the last edition. The 17th edition was backed by perseverance and utmost tenacity, the athletes participating wholeheartedly. Thereby proving that, a river cuts through a rock not because of its power but, because of its persistence.
Organizing such diverse events not only helps these children to demonstrate courage but also helps them to experience joy, happiness and enhance relationship development with their peers. The main aim of the Special Olympics is to bestow sports training and athletic competition in a variety of Olympic-type sports for children and adults with intellectual activities.
Kushal Devgan, a student of SOREM, Sector 36 showed great enthusiasm and bagged third prize while his mother Sneh Devgan, being a teacher in the same school stood 3rd in 50 meters race. Such events through the power of the sport strive to create better opportunities for differently-abled children.
Still there’s a large part of the population that looks down upon these specially-abled people as somewhat unsubstantial but the thing here to be appraised is that limitations live only in our minds and what one can dream, can definitely achieve.
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