Sat. Apr 20th, 2024 online news,Jabalpur, 23rd February 2024: The Central Zone  Regional Abilympics 2024 is all set to unfold at Agriculture College, Jawaharlal Nehru Krishi Vishwa Vidhyalaya, Jabalpur, MP on 24th & 25th Feb. 2024. 

Promising to be a celebration of abilities and talents, the coveted competition will see 200+ Persons with Disabilities (PwDs), hailing from various cities like Bhopal, Ujjain, Indore, Sagar, Jabalpur, Balaghat from MP and Bilaspur, Raipur, Ambikapur from the state of Chattisgarh in 15 skills. categories.

Hosted by The National Abilympic Association of India (NAAI), which has been promoting the Abilympics movement across India, with the support of DEPwD, Tata Power and Jabalpur District Administration. The event celebrates the talents of persons with disabilities and fosters a more inclusive and diverse society.

The Information and Communication Technology (ICT) category will see the maximum participation with 60+ PwD’s registered, followed by 35+ PwD’s showcasing the artistic skills in the Painting category.

Crafts to have 25+ PwD participants showcasing their prowess, Hospitality around 20+ skilled individuals and in Services 15+ Persons with Disabilities (PwD) are all set to shine. The expected participation of 200+ selected individuals underscores the enthusiasm and commitment towards making  Central Zone Abilympics a grand success.

Dr. Jitender Aggarwal, Secretary General, National Abilympic Association of India (NAAI) and Founder CEO, Sarthak Educational Trust shared, “Persons with Disabilities (PwDs) constitute over 5% of the country’s population. It’s crucial to provide them with skill development opportunities for employment, self-respect, and independence. The Abilympics isn’t solely about showcasing skills; it’s a celebration of resilience, determination, and the incredible abilities that transcend limitations”.

India made history at the 10th International Abilympics in France in March 2023, securing 7 medals with a small 13-member team. India now aims to participate in big numbers at the 2027 International Abilympics, Finland, continuing to highlight talent, commitment, and the pursuit of excellence. 

The National Abilympic Association of India (NAAI), was established in May 2001 by the Ministries of Social Justice & Empowerment and Human Resource Development, and  the association facilitates India’s participation in international competitions like the Abilympics. The Central Zone Abilympics 2024, is surely set to be an event where abilities take center stage, breaking barriers and redefining possibilities.