CHENNAI: The Chennai Social Service, an NGO, conducted a day-long athletics meet ‘Vegam’ for the differently-abled children from across the city on the YMCA grounds in Nandanam on Saturday.
More than 1,000 students from 38 schools took part in 131 events, which included 100 m race, sack race, etc. Entry was free and the participants were provided organic food for lunch. Employees from the Cognizant Technology Solutions (CTS) and students from a few colleges from the city volunteered in organising the events.
The Championship trophy was won by Clarke school for Deaf, Mylapore while the Little Flower Convent School for Deaf and Blind, Nungambakkam came second and the Arvind Foundation, KK Nagar came third.
The event was inaugurated by C Rajendran IAS, Joint Secretary, Agriculture Department, Government of Tamil Nadu, Vijayalakshmi, professor and National awardee for organising social events with NSS team, Queen Mary’s College; Madhavi Latha, president, Wheelchair Basketball Association of India and general secretary, Paralympic Swimming Association of Tamil Nadu; and Dr Subhavathi, speech therapist, Child Trust Hospital, Nungambakkam.