The Delight of Dance in Bharat

Onacis and Anil are Special Olympics Youth Leaders from Special Olympics Bharat who participated in the 2019 Global Youth Leadership Summit. Together Onacis and Anil will lead a Youth Innovation Project aiming to use dance and sport to spread the message of inclusion. Onacis and Anil will organize Unified Sports programs and dance presentations in public spaces to spread awareness and unity in Puducherry.


Over the course of six months, Onacis and Anil will train Special Olympics Unified athletes and partners in dance and other sports. During the trainings, Onacis and Anil will identify talented Youth Leaders to complete further trainings in inclusive youth leadership practices. Onacis and Anil hope that their dance and sports activities will help participants express themselves, gain confidence, and make new friends. By training Youth Leaders in the fundamentals of Unified Sports and inclusive youth leadership, Onacis and Anil are inspiring the next generation of Youth Leaders in India.