· Para Games for Spinal Cord Injury people held at LPU in association with Spinal Cord Injury Association (SCIA)
· Participants witnessed from different states of India such as Kerala, Jammu, Punjab, Himachal, Delhi and Haryana.
· Various games such as Athletics, Shot Put, Javelin, Discuss throw, Basketball, Shooting, Rugby and Cricket were organized by LPU as its CSR Initiative.
LPU, in association with Spinal Cord Injury Association (SCIA) held the concluding day of ‘Vistaar’ 2018 with Para games such as Athletics, Shot Put, Javelin, Discuss throw, Shooting, Rugby, Basketball and Cricket for Spinal cord Injured people. Nearly 300 persons with spine injuries, even from far off cities including Kerala, Jammu, Punjab, Bihar, Himachal, Delhi and Haryana participated. The day focused on appreciating the efforts and high spirits of such people for leading a happy and an active life.
There are more than two lakh persons suffering from paralysis due to spinal cord injuries in India. The figure increases by 20,000 every year due to the country’s high levels of road traffic accidents. Different sessions of the ‘Vistaar’ 2018 were aimed to sensitize the society and involved agencies in adopting stringent measures for further prevention of such injuries. SCIA President Parvinder Singh Sonu and Vice President Davinder Singh whom themselves had been bed-ridden for several years, were observed encouraging the participants.
The flagship sports event for SCI patients brings teams together to have a go and find the sport they love. People who have had their lives changed through a traumatic injury or illness will discover what they can achieve both in terms of sport and an independent lifestyle. The Para-games are equally important for SCI patents, as it helps to soothe the difficulty experienced by wheelchair-dependent people in maintaining cardiovascular health and fitness by daily activities. Results were Punjab Team A defeated Punjab Team B by 14-7 in Rugby. In Basketball Punjab defeated Delhi by 18-7.
Addressing the affected and the accompanying relatives, LPU Chancellor Mr Ashok Mittal said: “Our aim is to encourage and support the spinal cord injured people in future also. It is very important to understand that SCI people are the honorable part of the society. We should all salute the high spirits of all such individuals.”
Results: In Discuss throw, Javelin & Shot Put (Women’s Category) – Sakshi from Punjab won Gold medal
Rifle (Women’s Category) – Aarti won Gold from Delhi
Pistol (Women’s Category) – Sakshi won Gold medal from Delhi
Athletics – Shot Put (Men’s category) F 51 – Gurbir Singh won Gold medal from Uttrakhand, F 52 – Sunil kumar won Gold medal from Bihar, F 54 – Prashant Naik won Gold medal from Orissa, F55 – Wasim won Gold medal from J&K
Discuss throw – F 52 – Kamal kant won Gold medal from Orissa, F 53 – Zohar won Gold medal from J&K, F 54 – Aamir Sohal won Gold medal from J&K, F 55 – Gaurav Yadav won Gold medal from UP
Javelin- F 52 – kamal Kant from Orissa won Gold medal, F 53 – Zohar won Gold medal from J&K, F 54 – Aamir Sohal won Gold medal from J&K
Rifle – Niaz Ahmed won Gold from J & K
Pistol – Saurabh Dhir won Gold medal from Punjab
Cricket – UP defeated Punjab by 13 runs