Problems and Prospectus of Disabled Sports Persons: An overview
Author(s):
K. KALEEMULLA
Keywords:
Disabled, Spots Men, Stigma, Opportunities, Goals
Abstract
In many advanced countries, opportunities exist from the ordinary to elite levels for people with a disability to showcase their abilities in sport and physical activity. Hence this is not the case in all parts of the world include in India. While there has been free-thinking and positive change in quality of life for people with disabilities and their interest in connection in sport which is not only in many developed countries but in developing countries like India also. The World Health Organization estimates (2015) that about 650 million about 10 per cent of the world population around the world are differently abled people and of this it estimates 80 per cent live in developed countries. According to the census 2011, there is 28% in Movement, 49% seeing, 6% Hearing, 7% Speech and 10% Mental Disability in India who constitute 2.13 per cent of the total populations. It is peculiar to say that 76 per cent of persons with disabilities live in rural areas, 49% per cent of disabled population is educated and only 34 per cent are employed. Special Olympics Bharat is a National Sports Federation, recognized by the Ministry of Sports and Youth Affairs, Government of India. The federation trains both male and female athletes in 25 summer and winter disciplines. Article 14 of the constitution and the right to live in dignity Article 21 of the constitution ensures a dignified life for the disabled persons in the country. Hence disabled citizens have the same rights as other citizens and should be given the opportunities to participate effectively in society.
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Unique Paper ID: 156113

Publication Volume & Issue: Volume 9, Issue 2

Page(s): 936 - 939
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