Batelco backs event for disabled athletes
Manama, October 10, 2013
Bahrain’s leading telecommunications provider Batelco has announced its support for one of the most popular events held annually to raise funds for the kingdom’s disabled athletes.
'Batelco Melodic Meet 2013,' featuring physically handicapped and able bodied performers, is being organised by Bahrain Disabled Sports Federation (BDSF) in association with Batelco and GPIC.
The event, which will feature a number of well-known stars, will be held at the Indian School Auditorium on November 21.
In a bid to show that physical disability cannot stop what a person can achieve, the BDSF will be bringing in an accomplished Indian dancer, S. Prabhudoss, who lost a leg following a train accident six years ago.
While recovering at the hospital he looked at ways he could survive and make a living with only one leg and discovered he could transfer his ungainly limp into deft dance moves.
BDSF said it tries to focus on the many extraordinary gifts that people with disabilities possess and highlight their talents.
Also Bollywood playback singer Mohammed Sikander Ali and singers Rajalakshmy and Nishad will be performing at the event.
Batelco Group general manager (Media Relations) Ahmed Al Janahi said the company was very pleased to link its name with the annual Melodic Meet.
“This very popular event raises significant funds to support Bahrain’s disabled athletes. We are 100 per cent behind such a noble objective and we wish the organisers every success in achieving their goals,” said Al Janahi.
BDSF chairman Brigadier Shaikh Ahmed Bin Salman Bin Daij Al Khalifa extended the committees gratitude to Batelco for their invaluable support.
The entrance ticket, which doubles as a raffle ticket as well, is priced at BD1 and will be available at all leading supermarkets in the Kingdom. There are 20 prizes to be won, with the first prize being a Mitsubishi Lancer.
“The money we raise will support our athletes’ participation in international sports meets as well as help in organising local events,” said Brigadier Shaikh Ahmed.-TradeArabia News Service
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