Coming all the way from Jammu & Kashmir, they were in Chennai attending the wheelchair basketball training courses for classifiers, coaches, and referees. Personal tragedies notwithstanding, both Nasreena Rasool and Gurdeep Singh have overcome multiple barriers – social, cultural as well as geographical – with the firm determination to promote participation of persons with physical disabilities in sports. They believe this is vital to ensure that persons with physical disabilities live a fulfilling and purposeful life with dignity and joy. Listen to them as they talk about their experience at the workshop and hope for the success of their J&K wheelchair basketball team.

Organized by the Wheelchair Basketball Federation of India (WBFI) with the support of the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) New Delhi Delegation in September 2015, these were the first such technical classes for any adaptive sport conducted in India.

As promised earlier, the New Delhi Blog continues to introduce you to people who have become our co-travellers on this journey of social inclusion through sports.

More in the series:

Unique Power of Sport that Blurs all Cultural Boundaries

Playing with Passion for Pride and Joy…


From the news:

VMS-Srinagar Wheelchair Basketball Team Leaves for Chennai