Dimapur, October 19 (MExN): Special Olympics Nagaland (SON), a nodal agent of the Ministry of Youth Affairs & Sports, GoI, and Special Olympics Bharat, to conduct games & sports competition for the differently-abled persons of Nagaland State, has invited all to Zunheboto District Games for Disabled on October 22 at Indoor Stadium, Zunheboto. Travelling cost/ expenses for participants from villages/ far off places will be reimbursed by Social Welfare Department, Government of Nagaland, informed a press release from SON.
The event will have the following disciplines: Athletics (races, throw & jumps), bocce, soft ball throw, badminton, and football. Registration and divisioning will be held from 8:00 am to 9:00 am, while competition of games will be held from 9:00 am to 12:30 pm. The closing ceremony will be held at 2:00 pm.
All concerned have been requested to bring the Special Persons (age no bar) to participate. The participants with teachers/ parents/ escorts are to reach the venue latest by 8:00 am with photocopy of Disability Certificate and one passport size photo. All have also been requested to carry drinking water.
The release noted that SON is a charity organization committed for the development of Persons with Disabilities (PwDs) through the medium of Sports & Games competitions. Started in the year 2009, SON has covered all 11 districts of Nagaland, has participated in several sports programmes all over the country and has marked in 4 national games for disabled and 2 international competitions.