Mysuru, October 9:- “Talent hidden in children should be identified and encouraged. It is our responsibility,” said the Karnataka regional director of Special Olympic Bharat, Vasanthakumar Shetty.
He was speaking at the training session organised for young athletes at Ayush Jimkhana Panchavati campus on Monday.
“Children don’t know what they need. Their internal fear should be removed. Sports is not just about cricket, football and running. It is the responsibility of trainers to know the ability of a child in a sport suitable for him/her. We are now implementing what Maria Montessori had told long back,” he said.
Trainer Subrahmanya explained the preparations done for the special children for the special Olympics as it requires enough training to be able to take part in the event.
Dr Pushpavathi and others were present in the programme. (MR/GK).