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AAFT LENDS SUPPORT TO INDIAN BLIND SPORTS ASSOCIATION

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A philanthropist and a public spirited director of Asian Academy of Film & Television Sandeep Marwah has offered all possible help and support to the Blind Relief Association. With 125 institutions and sports organizations from 23 states affiliated to it Indian Blind Sports Association is the largest national level sports body devoted to the promotion of sports among the visually challenged in the country. The Association was established in April 1986 through the initiative of the Blind Relief Association, Delhi (BRA), a premier organization for the blind in India.
The objective was to promote national-level sports activities for the blind. The Association is recognized by the Indian Olympic Association and affiliated to the International Blind Sports Federation (IBSA). The organization has been promoting long-jump, javelin, shot-put, marathon, judo, swimming and now football amongst the visually challenged person with a passion for one or more of these sports. Incidentally, the football for the blind is played with a ball with jingles on a specially prepared field. Ten teams from the Indian states of Delhi, Punjab, Rajasthan and West Bengal recently participated in the 4th Indian Blind Sports Association Football Tournament for the Blind held at New Delhi. The finals of this tournament was covered by the AAFT sports production team with a view to creating awareness of the initiative taken in this regard by the Blind Relief Association, amongst the public at large.

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