Suttur, December 21, 2019: The Bhandavya-2019, two-day Inter-District Special Children Sports Meet was flagged off in the divine presence of Paramapujya Jagadguru Sri Shivarathri Deshikendra Mahaswamiji, at Suttur Srikshetra today.
In her address Kum. Ramya, International Para-athlete opined that “Special children possess special qualities. It is the duty of all of us to identify their potential and bring them to the mainstream. Let us all notice the capabilities of special children and try to mainstream them.”
In his blessings, Paramapujya Jagadguru Sri Shivarathri Deshikendra Mahaswamiji appreciated the efforts of Rotary Midtown in organising the sports meet. Appreciating the presence of parents along with their children at the event, he said, “All of you have come out of your houses to attend the sports meet. If we feel the place where we stay like our own house we get happiness. It also makes the event successful. I wish all of you participate in the sports meet happily, he said.
About 600 special children from seven districts and 150 parents are taking part in this sports meet. This event is being organised by the Rotary Midtown, Mysuru, from the last 12 years continuously. Especially the event is being organised in Suttur for the third time consecutively. Several sports and games will be held in various categories including wheelchair events. First, second and third prizes will be distributed for the winners, along with team championship. A certificate and prize will be given to all the participants.
International Para-athlete Kum. Ramya P. Shanmugam, Assistant Governor Raghavendra, Zone-7, Rotary District-3181, Smt. Anuradha Nandakumar, Innterwheel Chairman, Manoj Kumar, President, Rotary Midtown and Sulaiman Seth, Secretary and members were present.
The inaugural programme commenced with a parade, followed by oath-taking, lighting the sports torch, in the presence of the dignitaries.
Free boarding and lodging facilities have been arranged for all the participants at the Suttur Srikshetra, with the blessings of Paramapujya Swamiji.
Inaugural function of Bhandavya – 2019, Sepcial children sports meet, at Suttur Srikshetra.
From Left to Right, on the dais Sri Vasanth Kumar Shetty, Secretary, SAKAADA, Sri Sulaiman Seth, Secretary Rotary Midtown, Sri Manoj Kumar, President, Rotary Midtown, Paramapujya Jagadguru Sri Shivarathri Deshikendra Mahaswamiji, Sri Raghaendra, Assistant Governor, Zone-7, Rotary District-3181, Smt. Anuradha Nandakumar, Innerwheel Chairman, Kum. Ramya, P. Shanmugam, International Para Athlete, Sri Vishwanath, Chairm, Bhandavya and athletes from other districts, seen with the sports torch.