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AIDEX sports festival for Jaipur Limb Users

Competitors taking part in an event at AIDEX 2018
Competitors taking part in an event at AIDEX 2018

AIDEX 2019 the Annual Sports Festival for Amputees who are users of the Jaipur Limbs, organized by the Colombo Fried-in-Need Society will be held this year on Sunday, 8th September 2019 at the Air Force headquarters, Rifle Green Ground, Sir Chittampalam. Gardiner Mawatha, Colombo 2.

This year is the 188th Anniversary of the Colombo friend in Need Society. AIDEX has been held for the last 29 years. This festival is very much looked forward to by both the participants and the organizers.

Over 400 participants have sent in their applications from various parts of the country. Among the participants are members of the Armed Forces and civilians who have undergone amputation of Limbs due to civil, war, traffic accidents, infections especially in diabetic patients and children both with limb defects.

The events will be worked off from 9.00 a.m Men's and Women's bicycle races will be held this year too. After the bicycle races are over, 64 Track and Field events will be worked off. These will include 100, 200 and 400 metre races, Putt Shot, Long Jump, Discus Throw and Archery.

Ceylon Tea Services Ltd. (Dilmah) will provide T. Shirts and Caps for volunteers and participants. Numerous other supporters have made cash donations and donations in kind to make this event a success.

Fonterra Brands Lanka (Pvt) Ltd, Ceylon Cold Stores Ltd, Coca Cola Beverages Sri Lanka Ltd, Lanka Milk Foods (CWE) PLC, Cargills (Ceylon) Ltd., Ceylon Biscuits Ltd, Galadari Hotel, Stassesn Exports (Pvt) Ltd., and Hilton Colombo will provide refreshments during the course of the day.

Volunteers from CFINS Management Committee, administrative Staff and Workshop will help in working out the events. Other volunteer groups include. The Girl Gudies from Musaeus College, Cycle Federation, Medical Students from the Colombo Medical Faculty, and Staff of Tallman Tours.

The event is open to the public who are invited to spend the Sunday with the differently abled citizens to encourage them to participate in such activities and to lead non dependent lives with dignity.


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