Mumbai: Vishesh Cup 2016 by Save the Children India, Inter School Cricket Tournament for children with special needs mainly for the hearing impaired and the mentally challenged children from the underprivileged section of society aptly called Vishesh Cup 2016 held at Air-India Ground,Kalina,Santacruz (West),Mumbai on 28th January 2016.The event was attended by non-other than Suniel Shetty, his wife Mana Shetty & daughter Athiya Shetty along with Managing Director of Global Advertiser Sanjeev Gupta, DhanrajPillay India’s ace hockey player & renowned cricketer VinodKambli.
Suniel Shetty who is a cherished Trustee of Save the Children India has initiated this Tournament not only for his love of cricket but to open the doors of this great game to the much marginalised section of society who may never get an opportunity of this magnitude. He has always displayed a special affection for Special Care Centre ,a school for these special children where they give a holistic education accompanied with a high grade nutrition programme, Suniel has been in the forefront of undertaking innovative initiatives for the benefit of the children in the school. Vishesh Cup is his latest brainchild– a tournament of passion and opportunity! Which got tremendous support from Sanjeev Gupta,MD of Global Advertisers talking about the initiative Sanjeev Gupta states it’s a fantastic initiative and I will support the initiative all the way I am very grateful that my friend Suniel offered me an opportunity to be a part of such a cause I am really thankful to him it was such an humbling experience and I will go out of my way to support such cause.
Vishesh Cup Cricket Tournament provides a platform to mentally challenge and hearing impaired students to express their talent in cricket. The children feel thrilled to receive equal opportunities like children of normal ability.It is a joy not only for the participating children, but also the audiences to watch the children play the sport with enthusiasm. While a hearing impaired student does not hear the sound of the cheering crowds, he does experience a sense of achievement when he sees people clapping and hooting.