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Shuttlers Tanveer and Kalpana make India proud

Shuttlers Tanveer and Kalpana make India proud

 

Bag Gold Medal in first Special Olympic Asia Pacific Unified Badminton Championship

 

Both are students of Government   Rehabilitation Institute for Intellectual Disabilities (GRIID), Chandigarh

 

Chandigarh, 19th November 2019:Indian badminton players made India proud in the first Special Olympics Asia Pacific Unified Badminton Championship held from 12-16th November 2019 at Bangkok, Thailand.

Tanveer and  Sanyam as unified boys team won gold medal in the category 16-21 years male D-2 group and Kalpana and Arpita as unified girls team won silver medal in mixed female D-1 group.  Tanveer and Kalpana are intellectually disabled students of Government   Rehabilitation Institute for Intellectual Disabilities (GRIID), Sector 31, Chandigarh. Prof. B.S. Chavan Director of GRIID, Prof Priti Arun Joint Director of GRIID and Dr Vani Ratnam Principal of GRIID congratulated the students and their sports coach, Ms. Sheetal Negi.

The Parents of the medal winners expressed their happiness and gratitude to the coaches and supporting staff.

The team members also expressed its gratitude towards actor Sonu Sood for sponsoring the team for the championship.

Mr.Victor R Vaz, National Sports Director, Special Olympics Bharat and Mrs.Neelu Sarin, Area Director , Chandigarh Chapter -Special Olympics also congratulated the players and wished them luck for future success.

Department: 
Sports