Sports Minister receives Special Olympic torch | Hosting Partner Evoke Media
New Delhi, July 26 (IANS) Union sports minister Kiren Rijiju on Friday received the Special Olympic Torch.
This is for the third time since the beginning of the Special Olympics that the Special Olympics Torch, the 'Flame of Hope' arrives in India, having travelled from Singapore to Delhi. This year, India is hosting the Special Olympics International Football Championship (SOIFC) 2019 in Chennai from August 3-6.
The Sports Minister received the torch at his residence from Dr Amar Prasad Reddy, the Chairman of SOIFC, in the presence of 15 other dignitaries and 20 athletes from Special Olympics Bharat.
The minister, along with several Indian special athletes, lit the 'Flame of Hope' and then addressed the audience.