Chandigarh: For the parents of differently abled children who have been facing problem at every step in their lives, on Wednesday was a welcome day of their lives as their special children did them proud by participating and winning medals in the sports competition organised by the Chandigarh Commission on Protection of Child Rights (CCPCR).
“I can’t tell you how happy and proud I am feeling today. Seeing my little one winning a gold medal, is no less than a dream come true. I am so proud that I am blessed with a special child,” shared Pavita Singh, mother of Kushdeep Singh, an especially abled student who won a gold medal in the 50-meter race.
Ved Ram, father of extremely talented girl Pooja, shared the same emotions, when she made her father proud after winning a silver medal at the sports event. Sharing his happiness, he said,” Being a speciallyabled child, we never let Pooja perform in any kind of sports activities. We always feared how the society was going to react but today after she won, I can’t tell you how special I am feeling.” He added, “Through this sports competition, I want to send a strong message to the society that this competition is not about ‘them’ it’s about ‘us’. It takes all of us – athletes, volunteers, families, coaches and the general public – who are willing to open our minds and hearts and accept these special kids with their intellectual disabilities, to help them to unleash their sporting talents.”
“I can’t tell you how happy and proud I am, seeing my little one winning a gold medal” – Pavita Singh, Mother, Kushdeep Singh
Meanwhile, with this Gurpreet Singh (visually- impaired), Neha (especially abled), Manpreet Kaur (especially abled), Gaurav (especially abled) were among the talented students who shone in the Sports Day for Divyang Children organised at the Post Graduate Government College, Sector 11, Chandigarh.
Around 220 children participated from various Institutes.
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