Announcement and Theme Song Launched of Khela Hobe : A Play for a Cause
News Desk, News Nation 360 : Khela Hobe - A Football Event for Visually Impaired, Physically / Specially Abled and Women team is a Nobel initiative by Sarmista Acharya (a social activist), Ankit Shaw (Celebrity Anchor and Mr India Face of West Bengal) and Junction House. The event was announced today followed by the launch of its theme song at Press Club, Kolkata. The press conference & song launch was graced by the presence of several eminent personalities like Alvito D'Cunha, International Footballer; Madan Mitra, MLA; Syed Rahim Nabi, Indian Footballer; Subrata Bhattacharya, Veteran Footballer; Suvro Joarder, Cricketer; Jojo Mukherjee, Eminent Singer & and the official singer of “Khela Hobe”; Prabir Sarkar, International Para Athlete(Asian Games long jump silver medalist); Pranay Poddar, Hon Consul of Kenya & many others. Speaking on the occasion, Raj Roy, Director of The Junction House, said they want to create awareness that the differently-abled can do whatever they want to do in life even better than a normal person. Every individual coming into the tournament will take back a message to support and motivate blind and physically challenged people as they are no less in any category. That’s the main idea of “Khela Hobe” - A Play for a Cause. There are currently more than one billion disabled people, around 15 per cent of the global population. This is the largest minority of people on the planet. According to the World Health Organization, almost everyone will temporarily or permanently experience disability at some point in their lives. Disability is a part of being human. Yet disabled people still face social, physical, intellectual, attitudinal and other barriers that exclude them from everyday life opportunities, including education, sports and work options. Significant progress has been made to ensure that the world is more accessible and inclusive, but much work is still required. Football is loved by everyone worldwide, and this passion is also common amongst millions of specially-abled people. Indeed, more disabled people than ever before are participating in the world’s most popular sport.
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Report : Anustup Kundu