A seven member wheelchair basketball team of Voluntary Medicare Society (VMS) Bemina on Wednesday left for Chennai to participate in a seven-day advanced coaching programme being organised by Wheelchair Basketball Federation of India in partnership with International Committee of Red Cross,YWTC Charitable Trust and Vels University.
"This is for the first time that any wheelchair basket ball team consisting of wheel chair bound physically challenged players from Jammu and Kashmir State are participating in international training course which will start from Thursday at JN Indoor Stadium Chennai and conducted by Jess Markt from USA", a statement issued here said.
The team, as per the statement, was flagged off by President of VMS Dr Mir Muhammad Maqbool and Secretary Morifat Qadri.
Dr Maqbool while congratulating team member for being selected for international coaching course said that sports have the ability to remove the distinction of disability. It can go a long way in ensuring social inclusion for persons with disabilities, bringing them back the mainstream, he said.