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T20 Blind WC: India to take on arch-rival Pak tomorrow

Wed, 02/01/2017 - 10:39 -- geeta.nair

New Delhi [India], Jan.31 (ANI): India will aim to complete a hat-trick of wins in the T20 World Cup for the blind when they take on their arch-rivals Pakistan in their third match of the tournament at the Feroz Shah Kotla Stadium here tomorrow.

India kicked off their campaign on a winning note as they crushed Bangladesh by 129 runs at IIT Ground in the national capital on Monday.

The home side continued their imperious form on Day two as well by hammering West Indies by 142 runs at the Nahar Singh Stadium in Faridabad today.

Unsung heroes on Padma Shri honours list too

Fri, 01/27/2017 - 11:30 -- geeta.nair

New Delhi, January 25

Nonogenarian Bhakti Yadav, popularly known as “Doctor Dadi” from Indore, and captain of Indian cricket team of the blind Shekhar Naik are among the unsung heroes named for Padma Shri.

The focus this year, according to the officials in the Home Ministry, was recognising talent of unknown and unsung heroes of the country.

India’s blind cricket team battle odds ahead of T20 WC

Fri, 01/27/2017 - 11:22 -- geeta.nair

Sabi Hussain

Tribune News Service

New Delhi, January 25

In the quiet bylanes of the national capital’s Lodhi Estate, at the Delhi Tamil Education Association’s (DTEA) senior secondary school’s ground, an enthusiastic and confident bunch of Indian cricketers have been busy giving finishing touches to their preparation for the challenging World Cup T20 tournament.

Cricketers pledge for organ donation

Fri, 01/27/2017 - 11:05 -- geeta.nair

Tribune News Service

Chandigarh, January 21

Many visually challenged cricketers pledged for organ donation by filling up donor forms or registered themselves as blood donors. The organ and blood donation camp was organised by the ROTTO PGIMER in collaboration with the Shri Shiv Kanwar Mahasangh Charitable Trust, an NGO. The camp was organised on the sidelines of the National Cricket Tournament for the Blind being held by the Blind Cricket Association at Tau Devi Lal Stadium, Sector 2, Panchkula, today.

Mimicry lights up her life

Thu, 01/19/2017 - 10:56 -- geeta.nair

KANNUR: To her, it was darkness everywhere, but Shifna’s eyes were glittering as if they were celebrating her victory. Shifna Mariyam, a visually impaired Class X student of Government Model Girls High School, Pattom, who came through appeal, won second prize and ‘A’ grade in the mimicry competition.  Shifna went to contest in the district-level competition from hospital bed.

Shifna Mariyam | T K Swaroop

Visually impaired players stranded in Guwahati

Tue, 12/20/2016 - 10:31 -- geeta.nair

A team of visually impaired players who are returning back to Manipur from Delhi after participating in the 20th All India National Blind Sports Meet is reported to be stuck at Guwahati as all vehicles have refused to travel to Imphal because of the prevailing volatile situation in the state.

Kh Premjit, Secretary, Welfare Association for Blind Manipur, Takyel has appealed to all the stakeholders, individuals and organisations to extend their cooperation in making safe passage of the players to Imphal.

Walkathon in Bengaluru spreads awareness on cricket for blind

Tue, 12/13/2016 - 10:52 -- geeta.nair

The 12th edition of Samarthanam Bengaluru Walkathon 2016 saw the participation of over 10,000 people from various walks of life. 

Corporate employees, NGOs, students and the differently abled, both young and old, showed their support for Cricket for the Blind by joining the walk with the theme, “I support Cricket for the Blind... Do you?” that was held at Kittur Rani Chennamma Stadium in Bengaluru. 

A walk to support cricket for the visually impaired

Wed, 12/07/2016 - 10:27 -- geeta.nair

Bengaluru: Come Saturday, around 15,000 people will walk for 3.5km to support sports talents with visual impairment. In the run-up to the second T-20 World Cup Cricket for the Blind, slated to be held in January, the Samarthanam Trust for the Disabled is organizing a walkathon from Kittur Rani Chennamma Stadium in Jayanagar.

The Indian team will take on visually challenged players from nine other countries; they will play with metal stumps and jingle ball

Sports meet for differently-abled tomorrow

Wed, 11/23/2016 - 10:36 -- geeta.nair

Sports competitions for differently abled students will be held at Ambedkar Stadium on Thursday at 10 a.m. Deaf and dumb, visually impaired, mentally challenged and differently abled children can participate in the competitions.

Applications invited

Applications were invited from minority unemployed youth for joining coaching in tackling banking recruitment examinations. Interested can submit their applications before November 30 online at , according to minority welfare officer P.R. Vikram Reddy.


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