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Mega sports event ‘Waliv Gindav’ proves to be a ‘boon’ for para-athletes

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JAMMU: The Relief & Rehabilitation Department for the first time organized a Sports Carnival “Waliv Gindav” with a special focus on the para-athletes. The platform is encouraging and empowering specially-abled athletes.

The Department has constructed wheelchair racing tracks & ramps for specially-abled athletes at Jagti Playground which was the first of its kind in the Union Territory of Jammu and Kashmir.

The main highlights of Day 4 were — wheelchair racing, Bocca, Carrom & Judo by specially-abled children.

In the 50-meter wheelchair race, Pardeep clinched gold, Gurdeep bagged silver and Ravi won bronze.

In Bocca, Sudha Rani and Priyanka claimed gold, Vishal and Parveen won silver, and Sarabjeet, Hardhik Kalvin, Aman won a bronze medal.

In the carrom board, Monika and Rajni bagged 1* prize, Diva Raina and Pardeep claimed 2nd Prize and Meenakshi and Aman won 3 prizes. These games were supervised by the Incharge Nodal Officer of the Relief Department and officials of the Department of Youth Services & Sports.

Sandhya Dhar and Gurdeep Singh Para Athletes expressed their joy about this wonderful initiative taken by the Relief and Rehabilitation Department and hope such endeavors will be held in near future for expressing their abilities

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