XIMB hosts Para Athlos, a sports meet for differently abled children

 | January 28,2011 01:57 pm IST

Xavier Institute of Management, Bhubaneswar (XIMB) in association with Rotary Club of Bhubaneswar Metro, organised ‘Para Athlos’, a sports meet for differently abled children at the XIMB grounds on the evening of 26 January 2011, commemorating the 62nd Republic Day of India..

Organised by the Social Responsibility Cell (SRC) of XIMB, Para Athlos witnessed more than 100 participants of both senior and junior age groups from various schools in and around Bhubaneswar such as Shri Harsha Memorial School for Deaf; School for Deaf and Dumb, Palaspalli; and Orissa Association for the Blind. Trophies and certificates for the winners of different events were distributed by Dr. Gopal Krishna Nayak, President, Rotary Club and Professor, Information Systems, XIMB; and Mr. S.P.Patnaik, Secretary, Rotary Club.

This unique event succeeded in bringing out innate talents of the specially abled, as they participated in activities such as musical chair, 100 m and 50 m races, drum beating, sack race, toffee race, 3-leg race, throw ball and volley ball with exploding enthusiasm and commendable teamwork, even as the audience passionately cheered and motivated them.

Inspired by the Jesuit spirit of ‘Magis’, XIMB aims to provide quality management education and develop managers with a humane perspective. The needs of the society are given paramount importance, and projects that are focussed on the upliftment of the society at large are included in the course curriculum, thus sensitising the students to the weaker sections, and inculcating a deep sense of social and ethical responsibility in them.