NHPC and ‘Special Olympics Bharat’ (NGO) signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) to provide sports training to Persons with Intellectual & Development Disability (PwIDD) on 19th July 2022. The MoU, falling under the CSR initiative of NHPC Bharat, was signed by the Executive Director (CSR&SD), NHPC and Executive Director, Special Olympics Bharat (NGO).
Regular sports training will be provided to PwIDDs through dedicated and trained Special Olympics coaches, for 3 years. NHPC has allocated an amount of Rs.3 Crore for this project and Special Olympics Bharat shall establish 20 Special Olympics Centres which will feature qualified sports professionals and educators to train children and adults with disabilities. The centres will render round the year training at Tripura, Arunachal Pradesh- Itanagar, Assam -Kamrup, Jorhat, Goalpara, Himachal Pradesh-Bilaspur, Kullu, Mandi, Sirmaur, Solan, Una, Chamba, Kangra, Uttarakhand – Nainital, Sikkim, UT of J&K and UT of Ladakh.