New Delhi: A 19-member Indian team today left for Bordeaux in France to compete in the 9th International Abilympics, an event for persons with disabilities, from March 23 to 27.
The athletes are being supported by the Hans Foundation, a charitable trust fund.
Abilympics, coined from Olympics of abilities of persons with disabilities (PWDs), is a global work skills competition held every four years.
It aims to promote social awareness in the field of skills development and employment both locally and internationally, and foster friendship among the competing nations.
The contingent of 19 participants was selected from across the country such as Ahmedabad, Pune, Gwalior and Jabalpur (MP), Delhi, Bihar, Allahabad, Chennai and others, to represent India in Bordeaux this year.