Sports Day for the Differently Abled, an annual initiative of Concern India Foundation was presented by Inner Wheel Club Nigdi Pride on Friday, September 2nd, 2016 at Sanas Ground, near Saras Baug, Pune. It was also supported by Credit Suisse, AshtaVinayak Developers Govardhan, Dilasa Kendra, Club Delhi and Hyatt, Hinjewadi. Ms. Charu Chinchankar lit the torch and flagged off the event. Inner Wheel District Chairman, Ms. Dinaz Tarapore along with other IWC members were present throughout the day, encouraging and motivating the kids. Special Child Artiste, Gauri Gadgil from the movie ‘Yellow’ was present for the Prize Distribution. She was felicitated by the IWC for her outstanding achievements. She also offered kind words of encouragement to the children present.
This edition of the sports day saw a convergence of 200 special children from different NGOs across Pune between the age group of 8 – 18 years. Sports officials from Special Olympics Bharat conducted the athletic events specially designed for these individuals. Some of them were, wheel chair races, relay and soft ball throw etc.