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Meet the visually challenged man who organised the first ever Cricket World Cup for the Blind

Mon, 01/29/2018 - 12:01 -- geeta.nair

George Abraham

George Abraham conceived and organised the first ever World Cup for blind in 1998 at New Delhi.  

He suffered from meningitis and became visually impaired when he was only 10 months old. Yet, fighting insurmountable odds, George Abraham is today not only living a successful and wholesome life himself, but is also working tirelessly to bring hope to the lives of other visually-impaired people.

Blindly trust your partner and drive around

Mon, 01/29/2018 - 11:04 -- geeta.nair

CHENNAI: The National Association for the Blind (NAB), O2 Health Studio and Madras Motor Sports Club, together hosted the 29th edition of the car rally for the blind. The rally, which was flagged off from Savera Hotel, saw around 45 different cars hit the road. Each car had around three to four participants, including a visually impaired partner navigating, using a braille system. “I noticed that many companies would take it up and then discontinue. Then we decided to pursue it, and for the last eight years, O2 has been partnering with NAB,” said Nina Reddy, president, NAB.

Blind Cricket team champs meet Prez

Thu, 01/25/2018 - 11:15 -- geeta.nair

New Delhi, Jan 24 (UNI) Winner of the Blind Cricket World Cup team India on Wednesday met President Ramnath Kovind at Rashtrapati Bhavan. 

Kovind, congratulated the winners of the World Cup and also clicked pictures with them.

Earlier, on Tuesday, the Blind Cricket team had met Home Minister Rajnath Singh.

Orchestra singer, milk-seller, farm labourer in blind WC team

Thu, 01/25/2018 - 11:11 -- geeta.nair

New Delhi, January 24
One is a singer, one works at a farm, another sells milk—meet India’s Blind World Cup winning team members who are struggling to make ends meet in the cricket mad nation where many will become overnight millionaires in the IPL auction this weekend.
Cricket is religion in India and cricketers enjoy larger than life status but on the contrary, the champion blind cricketers continue to suffer due to unemployment and lack of recognition.

Cricket meet for blind from today

Thu, 01/18/2018 - 11:00 -- geeta.nair

Chandigarh: The National Cricket Tournament for Blind will be held at Panchkula from January 18 to 21. The championship will be played at the Tau Devi Lal Stadium, Sector 3, Panchkula. A total of eight teams -- Uttar Pradesh, Uttarakhand, Rajasthan, Karnataka, Punjab, West Bengal, Odisha and Chandigarh -- will participate in the event. An 11-member team will include players of B1, B2 and B3 categories. The bowler will be only allowed to bowl underarm while the players of B3 categorises will play after being blindfolded. “We are trying to bring more and more teams.


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