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Smart cricket: hearing the ball as it spins in the air

Tue, 10/31/2017 - 10:25 -- geeta.nair

National Cricket Tournament for the Blind is in its last leg at Shivaji Park

Mumbai: The batsman effortlessly wraps up the last over of the match with a sixer, bringing the score to 381 for no loss.

Amidst cheers from teammates and spectators, he walks up to his partner, bumps his fist, and they walk away with their heads held high. The scene is typical of any cricket match, but with one difference: the players are visually challenged.

DEHRADUN TO HOLD NATIONAL BLIND CRICKET TOURNAMENT

Mon, 10/16/2017 - 10:34 -- geeta.nair

Dehradun would host the National Blind Cricket tournament from October 23 to 26. More than 200 players from different parts of the country would participate in the event which is taking place for the first time in the State.

A delegation of the North Zone Blind Cricket Association called upon the Uttarakhand Chief Minister Trivendra Singh Rawat at his residence on Sunday and informed him about the tournament.

Project Vision’s `Walk For The Blind, Shillong On Oct 12

Tue, 10/10/2017 - 10:30 -- geeta.nair

SHILLONG: On account of World Sight Day, 2017, the Project Vision, North East will organize “Walk for the Blind, Shillong” on October 12 with the primary objective to raise awareness on eye donation.

“Over 500 people are expected to attend the walk and 50 blind people will also participate”, Bhanwar Nain Singh Didan, President Blind Walk Shillong 2017 told reporters on Monday during a press meet.

Blind cyclists complete 400km ride

Fri, 09/29/2017 - 11:27 -- geeta.nair

THE wind on my face was exhilarating and it made me feel good to be alive,” recalled Kiw Sin Ee.

The 24-year-old lass from Johor was describing her experience after cycling 400km from Kuala Lumpur to Perak in a tandem bicycle expedition.

“There were times it was so hard, especially going uphill, but when we went downhill, it was so much fun,’’ Kiw said, adding that it really tested her resilience.

First ever blind football game to be held in Goa from Sep 2

Fri, 09/01/2017 - 10:55 -- geeta.nair

Panaji, Aug 31 (UNI) Indian Blind Football Federation and Society for Rehabilitation of the Visually Challenged (SRVC) will be conducting the first-ever blind football demo game in Goa with an aim to introduce the game and to encourage blind footballers to take up the game and form a state side in the future.
The Goan chapter of National Association for the Blind along with FC Goa and Chowgule Sports Center is organizing the demo game on of September 2 at the Futsal Arena at the Chowgule Sports Center in Gogol, Margao.

NDMC announces athletics championship for the disabled

Wed, 08/30/2017 - 10:56 -- geeta.nair

Tribune News Service

New Delhi, August 29

The New Delhi Municipal Council (NDMC) has decided to hold an athletics championship for the differently-abled of the national Capital. The athletics meet will be held from October 11-13 this year at Talkatora Stadium.

In this regard, the body has already invited entries from visually impaired and orthopedically challenged students in the age group of 11-14 years under junior category and 15-18 years under senior category for the athletics meet.

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