Karachi (DP NEWS) Consul Common Grace Shelton welcomed Particular Olympics Pakistan officers, Particular Olympics athletes, and college students to the Previous Consul Common Residence earlier in the present day for the third in a sequence of Consulate sports activities diplomacy occasions this 12 months. CG Shelton, Ms. Ronak Lakhani, Chairperson of Particular Olympics Pakistan and Mr. Daniyal Alvi, Supervisor Operations and Organizational Growth, presided over the occasion involving 50 Particular Olympics athletes and 30 college students who all got here collectively to play bocce, basketball and a 25-meter “assisted stroll race.”
“Regardless of completely different skills and ability set, it’s nice to see these college students work arduous to realize a standard objective,” mentioned CG Grace Shelton, talking on the occasion. “That effort reminds us all what is feasible once we work collectively and stay dedicated to a standard objective.”
The Particular Olympics was based within the 1950s by President John F. Kennedy’s sister, Eunice Kennedy Shriver when she noticed how unjustly and unfairly folks with mental disabilities have been handled. The primary worldwide Particular Olympics competitors was held in Chicago in 1968 and since then has expanded to incorporate over 100,000 occasions globally.