Student of Mata Bhagwanti Chadha Niketan to participate in World Winter Games in Austria
March 17, 2017: Akshay Bora, student of Mata Bhagwanti Chadha Niketan would be participating in Special Olympics Winter Games 2017 that began on March 14th and would go on till March 25th. With 3,000 athletes and 110 countries participating, this is the world's largest sports and humanitarian event in 2017 that is being held in Graz, Austria. Akshay Bora would be participating in the snowboarding event. Mr. Rohit Manchanda, MBCN’s sports coach is also representing in the world winter games as a unified floorball coach.
On this occasion, a send-off function was organized at Major Dhayn Chand Stadium on March 14th for the special athletes, their coaches and officials going to participate in the World Winter Games in Austria. The program was hosted by another student of MBCN, Shrey Kadyan. Union Minister for Youth Affairs and Sports Shri Vijay Goel was present at the event to wish good luck to all the participants.
The Indian delegation for the special event includes 140 athletes, coaches, youth leaders, families and officials. Of this, 90 athletes will be participating in 7 out of 9 sport disciplines featuring the World Games. These 7 sports include Alpine skiing, Snow Shoeing, Snow Boarding, Figure Skating, Speed Skating, Floor Hockey and Floor Ball including Unified Floor Ball.
Set up by late Gurdeep (Ponty) Singh Chadha, MBCN is a school for special children. To educate and prepare special children to live within the community, the school was set up in 1999 with a mission to make these children self-dependent -- physically, socially and financially.
About Mata Bhagwanti Chadha Niketan
With the vision of enabling the disabled, Mata Bhagwanti Chadha Niketan, an initiative of The Ponty Chadha Foundation, the CSR arm of WAVE Group was established for the differently-abled children. The institution was founded in 1999, with the mission to educate and prepare special children to live within the community, having achieved three-fold self-dependence, Physical, Social and Financial to the best of their ability.
It is run by ‘The PONTY CHADHA FOUNDATION’. The Niketan is one of the very few private rehabilitation institutions that provide the services to the students free of cost. The Niketan is fully committed and dedicated for the rehabilitation of children with mental retardation, cerebral palsy, autism and multiple disabilities. It is trusted that these children should be loved and respected in the society just as any other normal child. Presently the institution provides rehabilitation services to over 1000 beneficiaries. Spread over a huge expanse of 2 acres, MBCN is the largest day-care special school. Students are endowed with free hearing aids, wheel chairs, crutches, uniform, stationary and bus-transport, fostering independence for daily living skills in real life settings.