ASSIST is proud to collaborate with Greater Noida Industrial Development Authority to organize a 3 X 3 Basketball Tournament & Inclusive Zone Exhibition Matches as part of the week long celebrations at the Greater Noida Carnival 2020.
24 teams from various schools would participate in the tournament. The 3 X 3 Basketball Tournament will celebrate the debut of 3 X 3 Basketball as an Olympic event at the Tokyo Olympics in 2020.
ASSIST would also sensitize the general public on the need for ‘zero discrimination’ in sports by organizing Inclusive Zone Basketball exhibition matches, where the general public would be encouraged to participate. Wheelchair bound participants would play alongside those afflicted with Cerebral Palsy, Autism, Deafness and ‘normal’ students to demonstrate that sports can unite all enthusiasts, rather than divide them into separate groups defined by physical and mental ability.
ASSIST – an initiative founded by a school student, Kartikeya and ably assisted by another student Parth, promotes sports as a medium to build an inclusive society that unites people, rather than divide them into artificially defined groups.
New Delhi, 22nd January 2020: As part of the Greater Noida Carnival 2020, more than 100 school students, both boys and girls, will participate in a 3 X 3 Basketball Tournament organized by GNIDA in collaboration with ASSIST. The tournament would be held on 25th January 2020, at Shaheed Vijay Singh Pathik Sports Complex. The overall theme is to “experience a new world of joy” through Basketball. The Tournament would be interspersed with Inclusive Zone Basketball Exhibition Matches where students with differing physical and mental ability would play together. Through this we wish to achieve Unity in Diversity by promoting inclusive sports.
Sharing his thoughts, Kartikeya said,“Sports unites India like no other activity. ASSIST promotes Basketball, a sport we are crazy about and one which is popular among Generation Z. Through Basketball, we wish to unite all strata of Indian society. ASSIST offers free Basketball training for marginalized students to create and develop the link between leadership, gender equity, character, teamwork, and communication with academic success and creating hope in their classrooms, communities and families.”
ASSIST started its journey around 3 Years ago at the home of Kartikeya Goel Founder, when he decided to teach basketball to five less privileged children growing up in the harsh corner of his neighbourhood. Over a span of several months, Kartikeya was amazed to see how playing basketball on a regular basis improved the physical and mental development of these children—they grew sharper in their movements and reading of the game. Inspired by the positive impact of playing basketball in children he then convinced his friend Paarth to join him. ASSIST provides underprivileged and special children with basketball training, while inculcating in them life skills that the game teaches. Ultimately, the aim is to enable these children to learn life skills such as discipline, teamwork, leadership and perseverance. Currently, ASSIST runs three School Chapters – School of Hope: Tamanna Foundation, Tagore International School – EOK, and Cornerstone Foundation – Greater Noida.
About Greater Noida Carnival 2020:
The Greater Noida Carnival is being held from 24thJanuary 2020 to 28th January 2020 to celebrate the 29th Foundation Day of GNIDA. The carnival is a fusion of art, culture, food and science, with the promise to “experience a new world of joy”.
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