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Kerala celebrates 50 years of Special Olympics programme

Press Trust of India  |  Thiruvananthapuram 

Organised by the Special Chapter in collaboration with the National Charitable Trust, 15000 athletes and 5000 coaches from 14 districts have come together to celebrate 50 years of the programme worldwide.

Titled 'Ekata', the mega event brought together 15000 athletes and 5000 coaches and escorts at the Lakshmibai of Physical Education (LNCPE) Greenfield Stadium in different sporting and non- sporting activities.

The three-day programme was inaugurated yesterday in the presence of the Member of Shashi Tharoor, who was the chief guest.

The state ignited the torch of hope on January 1, celebrating 50 years of to kickstart the state athletic meet.

The torch was lit in Kassargod and travelled through all the 14 districts, reaching on January 10.

Close to 20,000 athletes, coaches, professionals, govt officials, enforcers etc. participated in the event.

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First Published: Fri, January 12 2018. 19:20 IST