Kejriwal wishes luck to Special Olympics participants

Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal today wished luck to the ten-member contingent from government-run Asha Kiran Home selected for 2015 Special Olympics to be held in Los Angeles, and expressed optimism that they will win gold medals at the sporting event.

“I wish you the best, do well and come back with gold. You have to hold the flag high at the games,” Kejriwal told the players while welcoming them at Delhi Secretariat.

The ten-member contingent from Asha Kiran Home for mentally-challenged is part of the Indian team to participate in the 2015 Special Olympics.

The team will participate in cycling, handball, power lifting, softball and volleyball events.

The 2015 Special Olympics World Summer Games will begin on July 25 in Los Angeles, California where more than 7,000 Special Olympics athletes from 170 nations are going to compete in 25 Olympic-type sports.

The team would be back on August 4 after the event gets over, according to officials with the contingent.

The players also gifted the Chief Minister with a painting made by the inmates of Asha Kiran.

The meeting was also attended by Delhi Social Welfare Minister Sandeep Kumar.