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Where ‘their’ body is without fear: its Transplant Games that breaks all shackles


10th National Transplant Games

Date: 24th December, 2017

Venue: Shivaji Park, Mumbai

Description: Sports brings out the best in oneself. It is such an avenue that releases bodily weaknesses

and wins over physical disabilities. The National Transplant Games are organised with a similar motive where organ donors and receivers are encouraged to participate in certain sports disciplines. This conveys the message that transplant patients have the capability and the right to lead a near-normal life after their transplantation.

Narmada Kidney Foundation, an NGO striving hard to create awareness about kidney diseases and transplantation, has been organising the National Transplant Games for the last 9 years. This year is the 10th year of the Games. Though it is not recognised by any official sports body, still the organisation has  attempted to create a professional sporting environment for the participants through this event.

This year there will be around 210 participants from various states. They will participate in Track and Field events, Carrom, Pickleball, Table Tennis, Archery and Rifle Shooting competitions. Hockey legend Dhanraj Pillay is expected to grace the occasion and encourage the participants.

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PoulomiKundu started her career in 2000 as a freelance journalist in Hindustan Times. Soon after she was selected an intern in Zee News, Kolkata. After her post- graduation in English, Poulomi joined the leading television production house of eastern India, Rainbow Productions. She was a journalist in Khas Khobor, a Bengali news magazine programme in Doordarshan and also headed the post production department of another programme, Khas Kolkata. In 2004, Poulomi moved to Delhi as a creative writer in an advertising agency, Brand Stewards Pvt. Ltd. In 2005, she again shifted her base for a better opportunity and that in Mumbai. There she got the job in Raa Media Pvt Ltd. as an associate director of two programmes for Doordarshan-Yuva and Paisa Vasool. In the meantime, she also wrote features in DNA as a freelancer. Poulomi directs promotional videos, develops scripts for films for Corporate and NGOs. But an ardent sports lover, Poulomi always had an urge to contribute somewhere in the field of sports. Her love for sports started from an early age when she played gully cricket and football for local teams. Academics and professional hazards sometimes took her away from her passion, but it never died in her. She always nurtured the never-ending dream. So she materialized her dream in the form of ‘SPORTSAVOUR’. It is an online sports portal that serves sports with the tagline ‘For the indigenous, unconventional, unknown’.


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