Advisor to Lieutenant Governor Farooq Ahmad Khan today paid visit to Baramulla district where he inaugurated “Inclusive Sports Event” organised for specially abled persons at Showkat Ali Stadium.
Event was organised by Hope Disability Centre in collaboration with Youth Services and Sports Baramulla wherein an array of sports activities were conducted for such persons. The theme of the event was “Know Me For My Abilities, Not My Disability”.
The inaugural cricket match was played between Kupwara lines and Baramulla Tigers which was won by Baramulla Tigers by 5 runs.
After inaugurating the event, the advisor complimented the organizers for organizing the unique event and termed it a step forward to empower our speciality abled persons from different perspectives. He added that sports play an important role in the psychological and social development of our personality and there is a dire need to provide appropriate platforms where our youth can showcase their potential.
Reiterating upon the administration’s commitment of empowering this vital section of our society, the advisor said that various measures are being taken to provide them with proper avenues so that they became able enough to compete at national and international levels. He also said that specially abled persons constitute an inalienable part of our society besides urging upon them to participate in such events for their overall well-being.
Meanwhile, the advisor flagged off the wheel chair race in which several specially abled sports enthusiasts showed their overwhelming participation. The advisor also participated in a carrom match that was organized as part of the programme.
Director General Youth Services and Sports Gazzanfar Ali, ADDC Baramulla Aijaz Abdullah Saraaf, SSP Rayees Mohammad Bhat, Joint Director Planning M.Yousuf Rather,among other concerned functionaries were present on the occasion.