Aishwarya Rai Bachchan visited the 17th Annual Sports Meet for the Differently Abled Children hosted by the Narsee Monjee Educational Trust. The Sports Meet took place on the new advanced and state-of-the-art Jamnabai Narsee Playground. Aishwarya Rai Bachchan took salute and declared the sports meet open. 1250 differently abled students from 49 special schools participated in the Special Sports Meet in order to celebrate the spirit of inclusion.
All the students participating in the Special Sports Meet are differently challenged – the visually impaired, the hearing impaired, the physically challenged and the intellectually challenged. They were assisted in their sports activities on this day by Jamnabai Narsee students who volunteered wholeheartedly and made this event enjoyable for them.
The event began with a March Past of contingents from all participating schools followed by the ‘Mallakhambh’ performance by the students of the Victoria Memorial School for the Blind. The Athletes’ Oath was taken by the winners of the previous year’s sports event. The Torch Run was followed by varied athletic as well as festive races, depending on the capabilities of the students.
This event always succeeds owing to the untiring support of the teachers who accompany their students to enable them to participate in the Sports Meet. Their passionate service makes them ‘angels in disguise’. Their patient encouragement and nurturing nature is the guiding force which helps the participants ‘celebrate life’ every day.
Each participant was presented with a gift and a Certificate. Winners were awarded medals and certificates. Overall winners were presented with trophies.