The three-day 16th Punjab State Special Olympics commenced at Guru Nanak Pubic School,Sarabha Nagar,on Saturday.
As many as 400 athletes of 36 special schools from all over the state are participating in various events like basketball,handball,power lifting,skating and swimming.
The Olympic Torch was lighted on the school campus and a torch march was taken to Sarabha Nagar main market. The students of Ek Prayas invoked Gods blessings by reciting a prayer.
As many as 200 NCC cadets of GNPS will be helping these students during their stay in the city.