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It was all about ability!

© UNICEF Nepal/2013/KPandey
Children with different disabilities launching the SOWC 2013 in City Hall, Kathmandu, Nepal.

By-Rupa Joshi

The SOWC 2013 was launch in a different manner this year. UNICEF joined hands with the National Federation of the Disabled, Nepal, (NFDN) who were organising a Disability Bazar on the occasion of their 14th Annual General Assembly, being participated by chapter members from all the 75 districts of the country.

On 2nd June there was a huge rally participated by people and children living with disabilities, as well as celebrities and various corporate houses, Rotarians and Lions. That was followed by the launch of the SOWC 2013 by 14 children with disabilities, performances by people with disabilities, and then the inauguration of the "Disability Bazar".

© UNICEF Nepal/2013/NShrestha
Players from both the Kaski and Rupandehi team line up for a group picture after the match

On 3rd June, UNICEF, in collaboration with the national Cricket Academy, the Blind Cricket Association, Cricket Association of Nepal as well as Civil Bank, and NFDN a blind cricket match was organized between the blind girls' teams from Kaski and Lumbini districts. Kaski won the limited 8 overs' match by 4 wickets. Prior to the match there as a friendly demonstration game between players from the national cricket team and Civil Bank, with blindfolds on!

It WAS all about ability!



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