7th Unified Games 2016
7th Unified Games 2016 were organized by combined efforts of Mr. Chandar Shekhar Kohli (NRI from Dubai) in association with All India Pingalwara Charitable Society at Manawala Complex of Pingalwara on 13th February, 2016. First Inaugural Games were organized by Mr. Chandar Kohli in association with Pingalwara on 31-03-2009. This has become an annual event.
The aim behind these games is to collect normal, specially challenged, handicapped and hearing impaired section of the society at one platform in the sports field. The aim is also to sensitize the normal population about the special needs of the neglected segment of the society and to remove the sense of inferiority complex among children with special needs.
The games were inaugurated by Mr. Gurbir Singh District & Session Judge Amritsar was the Chief Guest and inaugurated the games.
The events started with Flag hoisting of Unified Games and March-Past by the students of Bhagat Puran Singh Senior Secondary School, Bhagat Puran Singh Special School and Bhagat Puran Singh School for Deaf.A total of 250 competitors participated in these Games and showed their achievements with great enthusiasm. The events included track, throws, jumps, tug of war and many other games
Dr. Inderjit Kaur President All India Pingalwara Charitable Society in her address appreciated the efforts of Mr. Kohli in organizing such a momentous event and hoped that such event will inspire the residents of Amritsar about the special needs of the children.
A large number of NRI community from USA and Dubai especially S. Amarjit Singh Bal (International Hockey Coach) and host of other NRI’s from Dubai and USA attended.
Kanwar Vijay Partap Singh DIG Border range, Ms. Abnash Kaur, Mr. Gurdip Singh kang, Madam Girish Bansal Chief judicial Magistrate and Secy. Legal authority, Dr. Ravi Saini, were the Guest of Honor.
Mr. Gurbir Singh while addressing the gathering appreciated the spirit and grit displayed by participants and wished that every citizen will be more care loving and sensitive towards this segment of Society.
The highlights of the event were display of gatka, and Gidda by the children
Col. Darshan Singh Bawa Administrator Pingalwara, Sh. Tilak Raj General Manager, Jai Singh Administrator Manawala, Gp Capt. RP Singh, Principal Gurdev Singh alongwith many other were specially present.