Games & recreational activity…. For PHCs Dr Saim Ali Soomro. Deputy Director (PHC).
What value Sports Has ???• While sport has value in everyones life, it is even more important in the life of a person with a disability. This is because of the rehabilitative influence sport can have not only on the physical body but also on rehabilitating people with a disability into society. Furthermore, sport teaches independence. Nowadays, people with a disability participate in high performance as well as in competitive and recreational sport.• The number of people with disabilities involved in sport and physical recreation is steadily increasing around the world with organized sports for athletes with disabilities divided into three main disability groups, sports for the deaf, sports for persons with physical disabilities, and sports for persons with intellectual disabilities.• Now various national & International Forums available for disabled Sports.(Physically Handicapped).
Disability Sports Forums• Major disability sporting events include:• Paralympic Games - A multi-sport event for athletes with physical, mental and sensorial disabilities. This includes mobility disabilities, amputees, visual disabilities and those with cerebral palsy. The Paralympic Games are held every four years, following the Olympic Games, and are governed by the International Paralympic Committee.• Deaflympics - The Summer and Winter Deaflympics are among the worlds fastest growing sports events.• Special Olympics - The global Special Olympics movement got its start on 20 July 1968, when the First International Special Olympics Games were held at Soldier Field, Chicago, Illinois, USA. But the concept of Special Olympics was born much earlier, when Eunice Kennedy Shriver started a day camp for people with intellectual disabilities at her home in 1962.• Disability Commonwealth Games - For the first time in the Games history a number of Para-Sports were included in a fully inclusive Sports Program in Manchester 2002 when 20 countries sent both male and female elite athletes with a disability to compete in 10 events across 5 different Para-Sports; Athletics, Lawn Bowls, Swimming, Table Tennis and Weightlifting. “The Commonwealth has always said it wants to play a lead role in social issues,” says Stead ward, who is president of the International Paralympics Committee. “What better way than by becoming the first major sports competition to integrate athletes with disabilities?”• Citation: Disabled World News - News and information pertaining to disability sports including paralympics and disabilities sporting events for disabled: http://www.disabled- world.com/sports/#ixzz2K84b7np1
Why is Recreation, Leisure, Hobbies necessary…!!!!• Human is a Social animal.• Every one has a hobby to pass his times and keep him self at peace with in.• There are many types of sports & recreational activities one can learn himself, play alone or in teams. From stamp collection to Music listening, going to movies, book reading to Bird watching, fishing, computer games, puzzle solving, there are 100 & thousands of such Hobbies & recreational activities.• They help one to build his personality in child hood and a better citizen in adult hood.
Role of Games……..• Games can be..Physical, mental, Indoor & out Door, traditional or Modern , Table games or Board games, team games or individual sports. etc, etc..• There is a new class of games since last one or two decades, they are Computer based educational or recreational games……!
Physical sports• Board games: like Chess, Ludo, Kror pati, Ice sledge hockey• Indoor Physical games: Table *Ice sledge racing tennis, Badminton, indoor basket ball(wheel Judo chair) *Nine-pin bowling• Paralympic sports: Nordic Skiing Special Olympics Powerlifting Deaf sports Sailing Other Disability Sports Shooting Extremity Games *Showdown Alpine skiing Swimming Archery Table tennis Athletics *Ten-pin bowling *Basketball ID Tennis Boccia *Torball *Bowls Volleyball *Cue sports Wheelchair basketball Cycling Wheelchair curling Equestrian *Wheelchair dance sport Football 5-a-Side Wheelchair fencing Football 7-a-Side Wheelchair rugby Goalball Wheelchair tennis
List of games at International forums ct….• Special Olympics: Powerlifting• Alpine skiing Roller skating Aquatics Sailing Athletics Snowboarding Badminton Snowshoeing Basketball Softball Bocce Short track speed skating Bowling Table tennis Cycling Team handball Equestrian Tennis Figure skating Volleyball Floor hockey Wheelchair baseball Football Wheelchair hockey Golf Wheelchair rugby Gymnastics Wheelchair skateboarding
Computer Based games• Since last 20 years or more, PCs has enter in to our lives, at every step. We can take every help from a Desktop, only imagination is the limit…..u can play board games like chess, ludo, snookers, cricket, foot ball , indoors or out door games on a small monitor or smart phone screens..but u can use it as educational games tool too..!
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