Chandigarh: The opening ceremony of 1st National Sports Meet for specially-abled intelectual indvidual from September 19 to 21 2016 under the aegis of National Cricket Association for Persons with Intellectual Disabilities organised by the GRIID was held in Cricket Stadium -16.
The Chief Guest of the Ceremony was Kirron Kher, Member of Parliament, Chandigarh and the Guest of Honor Arun Grover, Vice Chancellor, PU, Chandigarh and Anurag Agarwal Home Secretary-cum- Secretary Medical Education & Research,, Chandigarh also graced the occasion with his presence. The Sports meet is being organised for providing an opportunity to special children to showcase their talents in different sports. There is no platform where these children can participate at National Level.
National Sports Meet 2016 is a three days programme wherein more than 500 Individuals with Intellectual Disability from 22 different institutions and representing 07 states of India have taken part in the following Sports: Cricket, Football, Badminton, Table Tennis, Basket Ball and Skating. The matches will be played in PU ground, PU gymnagium Hall, PGI ground, Sports ground Sector-46, 32, 10 and at different venues depending on the games.
Teams from Chandigarh and seven different states are participating the sports meet including, Punjab, Haryana, Himachal Pradesh, Maharashtra, Uttarakhand, Uttar Pradesh and Delhi.
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