2nd June, 2023
Jaiyshta 12, 1945
Chief Minister, Dr. Pramod Sawant accorded a warm farewell to the squad of 22 local special athletics along with 7 coaches and one staff member who will be proceeding to Berlin, Germany to participate in Special Olympic World Summer Games on May 11, 2023. The function was organized by Special Olympic Bharat Goa, in collaboration with the Office of the State Commission for Persons with Disabilities and Sanjay Centre for Special Education Goa at Porvorim today.
The Special Olympic World Summer Games will commence from 17 to 25, 2023 onwards at Berlin Germany. The Indian team will participate in various sports disciplines like cycling, floorball, volleyball, floor hockey, badminton, running etc.
Chief Minister asserting that the Government believes in inclusive development including equal importance to all said special people are part of society and their interest cannot be ignored thereby providing necessary amenities for their betterment and welfare.
Congratulating the members of the team of Special Athletes who are going Germany to participate at the Special World Olympic Summer Games at Berlin extended his best wishes to the team.
CM along with other dignitaries released T- Shirts and presented the same to the athletes.
Minister for Social Welfare, Shri Subhash Faldesai while congratulating the squad of athletes who are going to Berlin Germany said it is a proud moment for all of us and praised the efforts of all concerned officials behind the athletes. The Government considers special people as an important segment of society and therefore undertakes everything for their welfare and empowerment, he added.
The Minister appealed to participants to work hard to achieve success and hoped that the athletes in their respective sport disciplines will put every effort to bring glory and name to our country.
Member, Special Olympic Bharat Goa Mr. Victor Vaz also spoke about the summary of the tournament on the occasion.
Minister for Sports & Youth Affairs Shri Govind Gaude, Commissioner CPWD, Shri Guruprasad Pawaskar, Member Secretary, Sanjay School, Smt Nital Amonkar, Headmaster Shri Tatu Kudalkar, Secretary CPWD Shri Taha Haziq and others attended the function.
Secretary CPWD, Shri Taha Haziq proposed the vote of thanks.