By Our Reporter
SHILLONG: In another achievement for the state, Meghalaya won 26 medals in the National Games for the Deaf, organised by the All India Sports Council of the Deaf, in Aurangabad recently.
The students of Ferrando Speech and Hearing Centre (FSHC), Ri-Bhoi, representing the state of Meghalaya, participated in athletics events alongside other children from 25 states.
With the help from the Army Madras Regiment in training the students of FSHC, Umniuh-Khwan in Ri-Bhoi, for the various events, the state managed to win many medals giving the gold and silver medalists a chance to represent the country at the 22nd Deaflympics, to be held in Bulgaria this year.
Many of the students who are handicapped in terms of speech and hearing were found to be good in sports.
The Army regiment held a coaching camp for 15 students of FSHC in December with a plan to enable the students to participate in the Silent Olympiad in Mumbai and the national games in Aurangabad.
This is the first time that the students from FSHC have won so many medals at the national level.
The Army has volunteered for further assistance in training of the students.
A felicitation ceremony in this regard was organised by FSHC.