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Holiday Inn To discover and nurture talent of ‘Specially Abled’ (PwDs)

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In a humble endeavour to empower individuals with special needs, Holiday Inn Chennai OMR IT Expressway joined hands with NAAI – National Abilympics Association of India Sarthak Education Trust to organize a cooking competition of differently abled individuals for South Zone Regional Abilympics

While all the participants were sound professionals and were no different from others, this initiative resounded Holiday INN Chennai’s belief in NAAI’s motto: #HumaraHunarHumariPehchaan. All of the eight cooking participants & 1 baking participant were given a platform to project their culinary skills and become a part of cooking show at South Zone Regional Abilympics. Previously, these competitions have also been held in three other zones, namely West, North, South and then in East India, with its finale to be held at New Delhi. 

A noble act that was aimed at promoting vocational skill competitions to discover and nurture the talent of persons with disabilities, it also aids in creating awareness in the society at large about their productive skills.

“We at Holiday Inn Chennai OMR IT Expressway salute such remarkable initiatives from non-profit organizations. These competitions, being termed as ‘Abilympics’ not only help the contestants to hone their skills before they become a part of our team, but it also enables them for a lifelong journey of being sustainably employed. I extend my heartfelt love and blessings to such considerate cause(s)”

Divakar Shukla, General Manager, Holiday Inn Chennai OMR IT Expressway

“We are trying to provide jobs and explore the culinary skills of the PwDs through Abilympics. We are very happy that Holiday Inn (Chennai OMR IT Expressway) gave these cooking and baking participants a platform showcasing their abilities and tremendous competitive zeal and hope that they can live their life as a confident young workforce and maintain their self-respect and dignity.”

Dr. Jitender Aggarwal, Founder & CEO, Sarthak & Secretary General- NAAI

Moving ahead, Holiday Inn Chennai OMR IT Expressway is looking forward to continuous association with such benevolent organizations to help build a vision of providing equal opportunities to all and add eminent value to the idea of inclusive nation!

About Holiday Inn Chennai OMR IT Expressway:

Strategically located in the heart of Chennai’s IT hub, Holiday Inn Chennai OMR IT Expressway is aptly designed to cater to the all travelers since ‘The Holiday Inn’ brand believes the joy of travel is for everyone. The contemporarily designed refreshing property is positioned in the starting of OMR and is nestled amid the corporate, lifestyle and social hub of Chennai city. Featuring tastefully appointed 202 rooms and suites, exciting dining options, elegant meeting spaces, rejuvenating recreational facilities and more, and guests can depend on Holiday Inn to make their stay every bit productive and memorable.

About Sarthak Educational Trust

SARTHAK EDUCATIONAL TRUST, launched in December 12, is engaged in mainstreaming people with Disability through VOCATIONAL SKILLING AND PLACEMENT. The organization official took over the National Abilympic Association of India in 2008. Sarthak Educational Trust serves PwDs through its 18 centers and has trained and placed more than 15000 candidates across India.

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