Jorhat (Assam) [India], Dec. 8 : The first Para Taekwondo state-level and 11th district-level Open Martial Art Championship for the intellectual disabled children was recently held at Prerona Spastic Society Centre in Jorhat, Assam.
Organized by the Jorhat Taekwondo Association under the aegis of Taekwondo Association of Assam, the main objective of this competition was to empower people with intellectual disabilities to become physically fit, productive and respected members of the society through sports and training and athletes' competition.
It was also organized with an aim to provide year round sports training and athletics competition in a variety of Olympic type sports for children and adults, giving them continuing opportunities to develop physical fitness, demonstrate courage, experience joy and participate in a sharing of gifts, skills and friendship with their families, other Special Olympics athletes and the community.
About 40 intellectual disabled children from different districts of the state participated in the championship.
Besides, a CHILDLINE Jorhat branch was also opened during the championship. The primary objectives of the CHILDLINE India Foundation are as follows: -Ensuring that every child in India has access to emergency assistance by setting up the -CHILDLINE service in different parts of the country.
-Facilitating rehabilitation of children all over India through a platform of networks amongst organizations throughout the country.
-Promoting child rights amongst every citizen through awareness about CHILDLINE 1098. -Bringing forth core issues for advocacy, as determined by observing trends and gaps in service that emerge from Research and Documentation of issues related to children in need of care and protection.
-Promoting issues related to children in need of care and protection by sensitization of government organizations, non government organisations, corporate sector, media, street and community youth and concerned individuals.