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Selection for Special Olympics in Tamil Nadu challenged by many groups

A protest was held by about 150 disabled children and their parents at Purasawalkam in Tamil Nadu against the alleged corrupt practices in organising Special Olympics for children and adults with intellectual disabilities.

The group accused a senior official of the Special Olympics Bharat-Tamil Nadu of assuming power without elections. The demand is that the person be removed from the post.

The Special Olympics Bharat-Tamil Nadu is a national sports federation recognised by the Union Ministry of Youth Affairs and Sports. The aim is to develop sports opportunities for people with intellectual disabilities.

The protesters have said that the Special Olympics Bharat-Tamil Nadu has to be registered under the Societies Act. However, a constitution and bye laws have not been framed for the Special Olympics.

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