Body-building championship for Gwalior's differently-abled

     A body building championship held in Gwalior has become a special event, as many differently-abled individuals participated in the championship. Organised by Madhavrao Scindia Samriti at the city's Town Hall, the championship was aimed at motivating physically challenged individuals to display their power and confidence. "Our motive is to make these physically handicapped persons self dependant. We also want to give them a platform so that they feel a part of society and do not feel ignored. We wanted them to utilise this platform so that they perform better in future body building competitions," said Shiv Veer Singh, coordinator, Body Building Competition for Physically Disabled Persons. Around 100 physically challenged participants from various parts of Madhya Pradesh displayed their health-oriented physique and body-building skills. Each of them performed various postures to inspirational musical tunes in the background. Some of the participants even danced while staging their demonstration on stage. Monu Khan, one of the participants said that he considered himself as a normal person and participated in the championships, radiating utmost confidence. "I feel very good. Everybody gave us support and encouraged us to take part in future events as well. I will surely train myself harder. I do not consider myself handicapped and would want to take part in such body building competitions in future," said Khan. The participants also wished that the Government should provide them similar events for them to compete and display their skills. The success of this contest at this level has prompted the organisers to extend it to the state and national level.

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