2 disabled from MP to take part in Abilympic Championship

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Jabalpur, Sep 25 (UNI) Local-residents Rajnish Agarwal and Abha Trivedi are among 29 disabled players selected in the Indian team for taking part in the International Abilympic Championship to be held in Japan from November 13 to 18.

Stricken by a handicap of both limbs due to polio, computer programming-specialist Rajnish (37), who has secured a first division in engineering from a government engineering college, has been running a computer training school and imparting free computer education to disabled students since the past 10 years.

Besides, Mr Rajnish also possess MCA, ME and C-DAC degrees.

Mr Rajnish, who has designed software of several institutions, would take part in 'computer drawing' competition using robot programming in the competiton.

He had also bagged the gold medal in 'Visual Basic' programming at National Olympiad held in New Delhi few years back.

Meanwhile Abha, who is 95 per cent hearing and speech impaired, is a watercolour painting expert. Besides, she has a degree in fashion designing and modelling as well.

In an interaction with UNI, Abha through an interpreter Nidhi Gupta, conveyed that she was determined to bring laurels to her country in painting competition.

National Abilympic Association (NAA) Central Zone Executive member and Orthopedic Jitendra Jamdar told UNI that selection of two people from Madhya Pradesh in the Indian team for the championship was a matter of pride.

All the disabled selected for Indian team would undergo intensive training for a month from October 14 to November 10, in New Delhi.

However, financial constraint was coming in the way of Abha and Rajnish, thus the Centre had sanctioned Rs 50 lakh against expected expenditure of Rs 70 lakh for the 29-member team.

As the NAA is required to arrange for the rest amount, a burden of Rs four lakh is levied on the Central Zone to which Abha and Rajnish belong.

Regarding this Dr Jamdar appealed to all the trusts, public representatives, industrialist and social organisations for granting donation for this noble cause.

UNI

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