State games for disables

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    IMPHAL, May 13: The 1st State Games for persons with disabilities will be held from June 1 to 4 at Khuman Lampak Sports complex informed a statement of the state organizing committee`™s chairman, M. Akshayakumar Singh.

    It said that the Games is being organized for implementation of schemes of sports and games for the disabled under the ministry of youth affairs and sports, government of India.

    The competition will be held for both men and female category in Sub-Junior (8-11 years) Junior (12-16 years) and senior (17 and above), as per rules of special Olympic Bharat for intellectually disabled, AISCD for athletes with hearing impairment and Paralympics committee of India for athletes with physical and visual impairment in the discipline of Athletics, Aquatics, Badminton, Bocce and Football.

    About 290 special athletes and 70 coaches are participating in the games, it said.

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