Vijender Singh motivates athletes at 21st Usha National Athletics Sports Championships

By Vishal Malhotra

New Delhi: Yesterday, renowned Indian boxer Vijender Singh marked his presence at Thyagaraj Stadium where he motivated the participants of 21st Usha National Athletics Sports Championships.

Usha International, one of India’s leading consumer durable brand and Indian Blind Sports Association (IBSA), the only recognized national-level sports organization working for the promotion of sports for the visually challenged is organizing 21′ Usha National Athletics Sports Championships for the Blind to be held in New Delhi from 10-13 December 2018.

Usha National Athletics Championship for the Blind will be a four-day tournament, slated to kick-oft on December 10 at Thyagaraj Stadium, Delhi with honorable chief guest Shri Rao Inderjit Singh, President, PSI and Union Minister of State, Ministry of Planning & Ministry of Chemical and Fertilizers. Over 603 participants, including 150 female blind sports persons from twenty states will be participating in the tournament.

Speaking at the occasion Vijender said, “I still remember this place. Thyagraj stadium was the place where I performed for the last time. Today after all those performances, I have been invited here for you guys. You are no less then any other being. Last time there were 200 students as told by your organiser but today I can see 600 of you. I want this numbers to keep increasing every year because there are millions who are capable but unable to access stuff that they are meant for.”

“Today after meeting you guys, I feel that there is much that we leave unexplored in this world. You are the future of the nation. If with working eyes, people in our nation are corrupt then you, who are facing problems related to eyes but still running and winning, you can bring a change someday. ” He added

With special thrust on promoting all sports and athletics, Usha’s support to IBSA will be seen in the coaching clinic on Goalball. Representatives from Goalball Sports Committee of the International Blind Sports Federation will he conducting a Goalball Coaching Camp for the first time in India. The three-member team will include Kari Rasanen (Chairman from Finland), Juha Halme (Referee Coordinator from Finland) and Alexey Baryaev (Sports Director from Russia). The clinic will be conducted on 12-13 December covering presentation as a theoretical input on the first day, exhibition games and practice within the second day.

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