Gujarat Chief Minister Shri Vijay Rupani attended the match between India and Sri Lanka at the Sardar Patel Stadium here today as part of the 2nd T20 World Cup Cricket for the Blind, being played at different venues.
Overwhelmed by the fine display of skills, particularly batting, by the sightless, CM Shri Rupani said that he found their performance to be better than street cricket played in Gujarat.
He called for encouraging the physically challenged (Divyang) develop their latent talents and skills. It is the responsibility of both the society and government to make the most of their strengths. They only need encouragement. He recalled that Gujarat Government had also included ‘Special Games’ for the physically challenged in the course of its annual ‘Khel Mahakumbh’.
CM Shri Rupani congratulated the organizers for hosting this unique competition, and also the winning Indian team. He handed over the Man of the Match Trophy to Prakash Kumar and felicitated Gujarat’s player Chetan Patel.
Gujarat’s famous cricketers Parthiv Patel and Bumrah were specially remained present.
Prominent among others present there included Minister Atmaram Parmar, MLA Jagdish Panchal, Mayor Gautambhai Shah, Swami Adhyatmanandji Maharaj, Cricket Association for Blind (CABI) President Vinodbhai Patel and Vice-President Silva Patel.
Source: Information Department, Gujarat