Friendly cricket matches between the disabled persons of India and Bangladesh were organized by the Tripura Protibondhi Adhikar Moncho at R K Nagar in West Tripura during the weekend.
These games besides improving the relation between India and Bangladesh also aimed towards encouraging the otherwise-able persons and to show that they are as good as any normal person.
Tripura Health Minister Sudip Roy Barman in presence of the state’s former Minister and former Deputy Speaker Pabitra Kar inaugurated the match at the NEEPCO ground at R K Nagar.
Roy Barman said that the Indo-Bangladesh relation is at its peak at present and such matches between two friendly nations shall further add to people-to-people contact and help in morally boosting the players.
He added that from the cricket matches, a loud and clear message will be given to the society that physically challenged persons are no way inferior to any normal person.
According to the Tripura minister, barbed wire fencing cannot be a barrier in separating the heart and mind of the people of India and Bangladesh and in the liberation of later, India and Tripura especially played a major role.
Similar is the version of Pabitra Kar and the team members of the neighbouring nation who expressed that disability cannot be a hindrance rather they should will full confidence come forward and try to send a message to the world that if there is a will there is a way.
The 20-20 match in which one of the Bangladesh members made a century and led to victory was a real enjoyment for the spectators.
Another match is scheduled at Melaghar which had a Mukti Joddha camp and played a vital role in the Bangladesh Liberation War of 1971.