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Coastal Regional Special Olympics from Friday

MANGALORE, FEB. 1. The Lions Club International District 324-D5, in association with Special Olympics Bharat Karnataka, is organising the Coastal Regional Special Olympics 2005 here from Friday. Around 1,000 people including 550 sportspersons from 39 schools from Dakshina Kannada, Udupi, Uttara Kannada, Hassan, Kodagu and Chikmagalur districts will participate in the two-day event.

Briefing mediapersons on the event, the Chairperson of the organising committee, K. Shanta Kumari said separate events have been organised for sportspersons with higher and lower abilities. In order to create public awareness about such persons, organisers have arranged for a torch march from Kadri grounds to St. Agnes Special School grounds, Bendore, the venue of the function.

The Area Director of Special Olympics Bharath-Karnataka, Vasanth K. Shetty said the various athletics events will be conducted at Mangala Stadium, while other events including bocce, soccer and cricket conducted at St. Agnes Special School grounds.

The winners in regional level event will represent the region in the state level meet to be held later in the year. The national level meet will be held in 2006, he said and added winners there will represent India at the Special Olympics to be held in Shanghai in 2007. Mr. Shetty said various organisations had extended their support for the organisation of the regional meet.

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