Evoke Media flags of Flame of Hope Torch Rally to Prelude SOIFC 2019 in the presence of Actor Arun Vijay
Chennai, India. The Flame of Hope, which has served as a symbol of courage and celebration of intellectually disabled athletes for over 50 years, travelled from Singapore to Delhi on July 26, where it was lit by Sports Minister KirenRijiju, on 27TH it was received in Chennai by Mr. CilvinJayakumar founder of Evoke Media, hosting partner of Special Olympics International Football Championship 2019 . It has since proceeded to continue its journey to the campus of Women’s Christian College (WCC), Chennai.
The torch will be conveyed by Mr. CilvinJayakumar, and be lit by actor Arun Vijay and Assistant Professor of the Women’s Christian College, Ms.ShrutiLal in the presence of the press, delegates of Special Olympics Bharat & Special Olympics Tamil Nadu,special needs children of BalaVihar, and WCC along with their teachers.
Lighting the Flame of Hope signals the inclusion of the intellectually disabled within our community and serves as a curtain-raiser to the SOIFC 2019, which will begin in three days at the Nehru Indoor Stadium, Chennai.
Inauguration Ceremony August 3rd, 4.30 pm onwards, Jawaharlal Nehru Indoor Stadium
Hon’ble Union Minister of State for Health and Family Welfare,
Shri Ashwini Kumar Choubey
Padma Vibhushan awardee, music composer and director,
Guests of Honour
Hon’ble Acting Consul General US Chennai
Director Sports and Development, Special Olympics International, USA Washington D.C
Mr. Christian Guiralt
Closing Ceremony August 6th 5pm onwards Jawaharlal Nehru Outdoor Stadium
Hon’ble Union Minister of State for Youth Affairs and Sports
Hon’ble Minister for Sports and School Education