Unified Play Day : 2018

Ramakrishna Mission Vivekananda Educational and Research Institute, Faculty of General & Adapted Physical Education and Yoga organized Unified Play Day was celebrated on 21.02.2018.Unified Play Day began with the march past of the participating children. The following Physical Activities were demonstrated by the intellectually challenged children partnered with the normal children.

  1. Yoga, 2. Free Hand Exercises, 3. Social Group Behaviour,
  2. Handkerchief Exercises, 6. Hoops, 7. Flag Drills

Swami Garishthananda Maharaj presided over the function and inaugurated the Play Therapy stall. Sri K. KasthuriRangaian, Global Vice President, Windmill Owner’s Association, Coimbatore, inaugurated the Sports Competition. Dr. ShanthiKarunanithi, DGO, Sri Ragavendra Hospital, Namakkal, inaugurated the Physiotherapy stall. Sri H.S. Anand (Tony Singh), Lites& Lights, Coimbatore, inaugurated the Other Therapy stall.

A total number of 370 students (254 Boys, 116 Girls) from 42 integrated schools, 138 parents and 47 Special education teachers participated in the Unified Play Day.

Unified sports competition was conducted for the following categories. Intellectual disabilities: 5-a-Side Football (Boys) and Bocce (Girls), Hearing Impairment: Volleyball (Boys) and Throwball (Girls), Visual Impairment: Adapted Volleyball (Boys).

5-a-Side Football competition was inaugurated by Swami Nirmaleshananda Maharaj, Bocce competition was inaugurated by Sri K. KasthuriRangaian, Adapted Volleyball for Blind competition was inaugurated by Swami Garishthananda Maharaj and Volleyball for Hearing Impairment competition was inaugurated by Swami Alokeshananda Maharaj. 


Intellectual disabilities:

5-a-Football (Boys)   – Sri Prasanthini Academy              –           Winner

                                        – TAT Kalanilayam                          –           Runner          

Bocce (Girls)                   – Sri Prasanthini Academy              –           Winner

                                                – Vidya Vikasini                               –           Runner          

Hearing Impairment:

Volleyball (Boys)                -SRKV ITI                                          –           Winner

                                                – Infant Jesus                                     –           Runner          

Throwball (Girls)                 – Infant Jesus (A team)                    –           Winner

– Infant Jesus (B team)                    –           Runner

Visual Impairment:

Adapted Volleyball (Boys)            – Salem District                                 –           Winner

                                                – Coimbatore District                       –           Runner


A total number of 91 students from 8 special institutions participated in the tournaments.


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