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JIYA RAI, A 12 YR OLD NAVAL CHILD, SWIMS FROM BANDRA-WORLI SEALINK TO GATEWAY OF INDIA TO CREATE AWARENESS ABOUT AUTISM SPECTRUM DISORDER
Team Sea and Coast | 18/02/2021
Miss Jiya Rai, a 12 year old daughter of a naval sailor Madan Rai,  created history by swimming from Bandra-Worli Sea Link to Gateway of India, a distance of 36 Km in 08 hrs and 40 minutes on 17 Feb 21. She is a known case of Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) and dedicated the swimming feat to raise awareness about Autism. She commenced her record setting feat in the early morning hours at 0350 hrs from Bandra-Worli sea link and completed at Gateway of India at 1230 hrs on 17 Feb 21. The swimming event was conducted under observation of Swimming Association of Maharashtra, a recognised body of Swimming Federation of India. The event was also associated with FIT India Movement by Ministry of Youth and Sports Affair.