The Voluntary Medicare Society (VMS) of the Indian union territory of Jammu and Kashmir recently held a valedictory function on World disabled day in which specially-abled players were felicitated.
On the occasion, VMS paid glowing tributes to late Dr Nissar Ahmad Bakshi, former Principal and Senior Partner at NHS England and one of the founding members of VMS, and also to the towering personality of Mohammad Ashraf, famed adventure tourism promoter, former DG Tourism and a senior member and patron of VMS.
Later, the VMS felicitated two-wheel chair bound basketball players namely, Ishrat Akhtar and Insha Bashir, who have the distinction of playing at International level besides nationals.
Similarly, the VMS team of Wheel Chair bound Basketball team, headed by Waseem Ahmad Dar, which played several matches at national level were felicitated. His teammates Tariq Ahmad, M Rafi, Farooq, Zahoor A Ganai, Urfan Rasool, Aijaz Ganai, Ishfaq, A Ganai, Mohammad Danish, and Gowhar A Ganai were alos felicitated on the occasion.
The girls team that played nationals and was felicitated on the occasion included Shah Rukhsana, Rukhsana Rasool and Nusrat Beigh.
Also felicitated was Er Showkat Ahmad, noted Wheelchair athlete who has bagged medal in Para Olympic Games.