Wheelchair sports carnival at Sukhna Lake : The Tribune India

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Tribune press service

Chandigarh, April 8

Kaushalya, 38, from Himachal Pradesh, is in a wheelchair, but she is not letting her disability outweigh her abilities. She is training in archery and fencing, as she is excited to take part in the first-ever wheelchair sports carnival to be held on April 16 at Sukhna Lake.

Punjab Governor and UT Administrator Banwarilal Purohit will inaugurate the event at Sukhna Lake Sports Complex at 4:30 p.m.

The event is organized by Chandigarh Spinal Rehab, Sector 28, Chandigarh. It is a non-profit organization that works to empower the lives of people facing severe disabilities caused by spinal cord injury or brain injury. The uniqueness of the event is that all participants had the opportunity to participate in all sports activities.

Nicky P Kaur, Founder of Chandigarh Spinal Rehab, said, “Participants from many states including Himachal Pradesh, Haryana, Punjab, Rajasthan, Bihar, Tamil Nadu and Uttar Pradesh are taking part in the event. This is a unique event that will see the participation of over 50 people in wheelchairs and will include national championships in canoeing and canoe racing for para-athletes, archery, fencing , javelin and a friendly match of kabbadi.

Purohit will open a meeting at Sukhna Lake

Punjab Governor and UT Administrator Banwarilal Purohit will inaugurate the event at Sukhna Lake Sports Complex at 4:30 p.m.

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