Sports promotion for blinds in pipeline

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Lucknow, Feb 3 (UNI) Rajya Sabha member and Bahujan Samaj Party (BSP) general secretary Satish Chandra Mishra today announced to organise an international level blind cricket tournament soon in Uttar Pradesh.

While watching the blind cricket final match at the K D Singh Babu stadium here, Mr Mishra told the newspersons that he is planning to organise an International cricket championship for blinds on the occasion of 200th birth anniversary of Lewis Breilly, the inventor of Breilly system.

Presently, the blind sportsmen are confined to indoor games like chess and carrom, outdoor games would soon make their place beginning with football and cricket, he said.

''We are planning to form a UP football team on the lines of European countries, where football matches for blind is a common event.'' Sensing the hardships faced by Physically challenged persons, he said '' Assitance will also be extended to them in jobs, education and all type of competitive exams.'' Further, blind institutions would be increased, he added.

Praising Indian cricketers Kaif and Raina, who guided the blind cricketers last year, he said the physically challenged cricketers were touched and remembers each and every moment even today.


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