July 26, 2015
It is not often that a sports event evokes the kind of emotions and sentiments that the paralympic athletic meet does. The recently held meet in Coimbatore was no different. It inspired the audience to work harder and face the challenges in life.
The Paralympic Association of Coimbatore and Kumaraguru College of Technology had jointly conducted the one-day athletic meet. Around 200 differently- abled athletes from different college, schools, and in the open category general category took part in the Paralympic District Athletic Meet 2015 at Kumaraguru College of Technology on Sunday. Shankar Vanavarayar, Joint Correspondent of KCT, inaugurated and declared the meet open.
According to Dr. V. Albert Prem Kumar, Physical Education director of KCT, said that wheelchair races, 100 metres race, long jump, shot put, javelin throw, discus throw, and bench press were the event that were conducted.
According to Shankar Vanavarayar, it was truly a meaningful day at KCT, and the event was emotional and inspiring. “I’m going to see if we can assign some jobs for the differently-abled at KCT. I’m sure they will be more productive,” he said.
Krishnamurthy, the general secretary of Paralympic Association of Tamil Nadu, said that he was happy to organize such an athletic meet and promised that there will be more. Dr. Rajakumari Jeevagan, founder of GMS Foundation; Dr. R.S. Kumar, Principal of KCT; S. Nooruddin, Para-Asian Wheelchair fencing medalist; J. Ranjith Kumar, national awardee, Para Commonwealth Medalist; and S. Boopathy, Vice President of TNFDC, were present.