22nd National Athletics Championship of Blinds commences in New Delhi

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The 22nd National Athletics Championship for the Blind commenced at the Thyagaraj Stadium in New Delhi on 14 December 2022. The biennial championship is being organised by the Indian Blind Sports Association from 14-16 December 2022.

The event was inaugurated by Union Minister of State for External Affairs and Culture Meenakshi Lekhi.  She also launched the first book of the IBSA, Play the Dots. The first copy of the book was handed over to Arjuna Awardee and first Indian blind athlete to take part in the Rio Paralympics 2016, Ankur Dhama.

A total of 59 (31 for men, 28 for women) international and indigenous games will be organized at the State and Institution level under three categories – T11, T12, and T13.

A record number of 550 visually impaired athletes along with officials from different states including Tripura, Tamil Nadu, and Maharashtra, UP, West Bengal, Karnataka, Chhattisgarh, M.P, Jharkhand, Rajasthan, and Gujarat. Himachal Pradesh, Uttarakhand, Andhra Pradesh and Chandigarh will take part in the championship.

Indian Blind Sports Association (IBSA) 

Indian Blind Sports Association (IBSA) was founded in 1986 to develop and promote sports for blind youngsters.

 It is the sole Indian Affiliate of the International Blind Sports Federation, the apex sports organization for blind sports in the world. It is also affiliated to the Paralympic Committee of India.

Chairman: Radhika Bharat Ram

Headquarters: New Delhi

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