IAF officer's wives organise sports meet
75 students between ages seven and 18 years, of all special schools supported by the AFWWA (Air Force Wives Welfare Association), received sports training from Special Olympics Bharat from April 2 to 5 at Subroto Park, Dhaula Kuan. The program was a part of Trishul Special Olympics and Paralympics Games for Special Children. While the training was conducted from April 2-5, April 6 will witness a showcase of sporting competitions in the presence of Senior Indian Air Force officials and guests.
The athletes had to undergo sports training and medical screenings along with various indoor activities. The training was conducted by the SO Bharat Resource team in the field of athletics, bocce, powerlifting and roller skating.
The grand culmination of the sports festival will see competitions like Finals of Track and Field events (Walk 25 Mtrs, 100 Mtrs. Run 50 meters, 100 meters Relay Race 4X100 meters), wheelchair race with assistance 100 meters, and BOCCE (Single)
Air Marshal C Hari, (PVSM, AVSM, VM, VSM, ADC, AOC IN–C Western Command) will grace the occasion as Chief Guest on Friday.
"Conventionally, we work to improve the limitations of differently abled children. The event is a modest initiative to change the mindset of the parents to now work on the strengths of these children," said Air Marshal C Hari. Air Marshal (Retd) Denzil Keelor PVSM, KC, AVSM, VrC, Founder and CEO, SO Bharat, said, "We appreciate the efforts of the Indian Air Force in this initiative that highlights the importance of sports. Having been part of the Indian Air Force I feel overwhelmed and look forward to nurturing abilities of persons with Special needs, together. We will be happy to take this initiative to other parts of the country."