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Director General of Police, Prisons, J&K, Shri S.K. Mishra, IPS inaugurated Unified Sports of Special Olympics Bharat at Central Jail Jammu Kotbhalwal

Jammu - J&K, March 3rd 2017: The Director General of Police, Prisons, J&K Shri S.K. Mishra, IPS today inaugurated Unified Sports of Special Olympics Bharat at Central Jail Jammu Kotbhalwal which was organized by J&K Prisons Department in collaboration with Special Olympics Bharat & Sahyog India Ltd. The flag of special Olympics Bharat was hoisted ceremonially.

Band Party from Armed Police J&K performed on the occasion. Special children and Jail inmates with disabilities participated in the said event. The event was organized for the first time in any prison of the country. Various games like badminton, boccee, football, dribbling, zigzag soft ball throw etc. were played. These events are conducted through out the country for disabled persons through Special Olympics Bharat.

 

On the occasion, the DGP Prisons J&K said that many of us are not aware about the working of special Olympic Bharat and lauded the role of Special Olympics Bharat & Sahyog India for organizing such an event in the Jail. He also appreciated the efforts of the organization for the welfare of special children of the State. He said that it is the resolve of J&K Prisons Department to provide access to services to the inmates with multiple disabilities which are available outside the prisons. He emphasized on the role of sports activities in maintaining physical and mental wellbeing of inmates. He also informed the gathering about various sports and cultural activities undertaken by the Department.

Medals were distributed among the winners by the DGP in presence of Ashwani Jojra, State President of Special Olympics Bharat and founder of Sahyog India and senior officers of the Prisons Department. Prominent among others present on the occasion were Dr. M.S. Lone, DIG Prisons, Sh. J.M. Fazili, Superintendent, District Jail Jammu, Sh. Dinesh Sharma, Superintendent Jail, Saba Shawl, Staff Officer to DGP Prisons, Mr. Jasbir Singh, Rtd. Judge, Darshan Mehra & Dr. Manohar Rana, Clinical Director Health Promotion Special Olympics Bharat, India. Mr. Raj Kumar Sharma, State Sports Director. Inmates & other audiences were enthralled with the performance of the Special Children & also disabled Inmates.

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