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March 1, 2004


From: Star of Mysore - Mysore,India - Mar 1, 2004

Mysore, Mar. 1 (DN)- In a show of sporting excellence at the national-level, 17 deaf students from city's Government School for Deaf Children have bagged several prizes at the "National Special Olympics for Handicapped" held recently in Mumbai.

The deaf students who were part of a 24-member team from the State, have won not just prizes in many disciplines at the national meet but also many hearts for bringing glory to the city. Their achievements proved that they are no less competent in sporting ability.

They were honoured at the school anniversary celebrations held this morning at the School premises in Tilaknagar. Mr. Honnaiah, lecturer in Geography, Maharaja's College, distributed prizes.

Deviating from the norm, the organisers asked two equally promising young students of the city to light the lamp to inaugurate the celebrations. Sangeetha, a 7th standard student in Nirmala Convent and Karthik, 10th standard student of Mari-mallappa School, the winners of state-level Balashree award for Karnatak classical music and essay, story writing respectively, in Bangalore on 14th November, 2003 lit the lamp.

Deputy Director, Women and Child Welfare Department, Mr. N.R. Vijay gave away the prizes.

Mr. K.R. Niranjan, CEO, Zilla Panchayat, presided. Mr. K. Belliappa Gowda, School Superintendent and Mr. A.V. Mathew, District Welfare Officer for the Handicapped, were present.

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