Sports Minister Vijay Goel on Monday felicitated special athletes, coaches and officials, who returned to the country after successful participation in the World Winter Games in Austria from March 14.
The Indian Special Olympics team, competing against 2, 700 athletes from 107 countries, won 37 gold, 10 silver and 26 bronze medals and secured the fifth position in the overall medals tally.
Commenting on the occasion, Goel said these athletes have proved that by devotion and determination a person can achieve anything in his life.
He expressed the hope that many of these special athletes will become sporting stars and bring glory to the nation in future as well.
Goel also congratulated each member of the team and wished them all the very best for future competitions.