Over 52000 schoolchildren from all across the country lined up to take part in the Salwan Marathon held on Sunday in New Delhi. The annual run, which has made its own mark in India's sporting calendar that aims to inspire children through the inspirational power of sports, brought together students from various schools across India, including children from regions such as North-East, Gujarat, Himachal Pradesh, Uttar Pradesh, Rajasthan and Madhya Pradesh.
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Cricket Association for the Blind in India (CABI) along with Samarthanam Trust for the Disabled is organising a South Zone event which will be inaugurated on the November 3 at Rural Development Trust grounds at Anantapur. Six teams - Andhra Pradesh, Tamilnadu, Karnataka, Kerala, Pondicherry and Telangana, will take part in the tournament.
The finals will be held on November 4 at 11.30 a.m.
Anyone who has a little knowledge about cricket for the visually challenged would know that for players of the B1 category (those who are completely blind), scoring every single run is a big achievement as compared to the players of B2 and B3 categories (those who can see up to three metres and six metres respectively). No wonder every run scored by the players of B1 category is doubled when it’s counted for the team.
KOCHI: Clad in white jerseys, many thronged the Le Meridien Hotel for Run to Give 2016, a charity event organised by Le Meridien and Society for Rehabilitation of Visually Challenged (SRVC), on Sunday. The seven-kilometre run commenced on hotel premises, moving through Kannidikadu and ending back at the hotel. The funds were raised by the registrations of the participants which was 500 per person. Funds were also generated by event sponsors Bacardi, Sula Vineyards and Executive Events.
KOCHI: Taking off from where the hugely popular T-20 Asia Cup for the visually challenged here had left off, Cricket Association for the Blind in Kerala(CABK) would host a maiden Kerala Premier League for visually challenged persons in the city in December on the occasion of World Disability Day.
In a bid to make art accessible to the visually impaired, Delhi Art Gallery (DAG) Modern is hosting an exhibition with tactile replicas of works from the artist collective 'Group 1890'.
The initiative titled 'Abhas' has been executed by architecture and access consultant Siddhant Shah, who has reproduced the artworks in the form of embossed abstracts to allow blind people to touch and feel them.
"Through such initiatives we aim to overcome the physical and mental barriers for individuals and make art inclusive for all.
BENGALURU: They may not be able to see things, but their dreams are as high as any other individual. Giving a ray of hope and recognition to the talent of the blind women cricketers, Cricket Association for the Blind in India (CABI) has launched a 41-member woman team.
Weighing on the success of the Indian blind men cricket team, which have won T20 World Cup, ODI World Cup and T20 Asia Cup, CABI decided to launch women’s team.
Woman selection committee chairman and former Indian woman team captain Shantha Rangaswamy launched this team here yesterday.
In soccer 5-a-side, each team competes with four blindfolded players and one goalie who is not visually impaired.
Born with glaucoma, Jeferson da Conceicao Goncalves, known as “Jefinho,” was completely blind by age 7, three years before he learned to play soccer. He had seen images of Pelş but never watched videos of the legendary Brazilian soccer player in action.
Yet Jefinho, who could win a third consecutive Paralympic gold medal with Brazil’s soccer 5-a-side team this week, has been dubbed the “Paralympic Pele” for his success and playing style.
RIO DE JANEIRO:
Being in a fight with an invisible attacker may sound like a nightmare for most. But Christella Garcia, a medal-winning, blind Paralympian judoka, says it’s ‘wonderful’.
“It makes perfect sense,” Garcia told AFP right after defeating Brazil’s Deanne Almeida for bronze in the over 70kg category in Rio de Janeiro on Saturday.
Garcia, who has been almost completely blind from birth, said that out on the judo mat, where opponents try to outwit, unbalance and throw each other, her disability no longer matters.
It was 2.30 pm on Sunday and blind cricketers from Punjab and Jammu and Kashmir who had come to participate in the two-day maiden T-20 tournament in Jalandhar were standing in scorching heat for over two hours at the Punjab Armed Police Cricket Ground, waiting for a local politician to come and give away prizes to them.