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Govt accord priority status to Special Olympics Bharat

Written by: Staff

New Delhi, May 10 (UNI) Special Olympics Bharat, a movement dedicated to empowering people with intellectual disability through sports training and competition, has been accorded priority status by the Government of India.

Addressing a conference here Union Minister for Sports and Youth Affairs Mani Shankar Aiyer said, ''We have conferred 'Priority Classification' upon Special Olympics duly recognising the fact that it is indeed a well deserved benefit as they take the initiative to involve mentally challenged people in the mainstream and help give deeper meaning to their lives and instilling a sense of achievement in them.'' UNI DH DB2107

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