Later he was taken around the city in a flower bedecked open jeep. School president Paramjit Singh Sachdeva said that it was the first time that a player from Punjab had represented the country in the Special Olympics.
"Sukhwinder had participated in the National Games last year after which he was selected for the international event," he added.
Congratulating Sukhwinder, his coach Gurparsad and school staff, deputy commissioner Mansavi Kumar said that such competitions help intellectually challenged children learn social competence and gain self-esteem.
Sukhwinder's father Hans Raj, who is an ASI in the Punjab police, said he was proud of his son. "We had got Sukhwinder admitted in the Asha Kiran school to make him learn daily living skills but the staff helped him develop his capacities and made him a champion," he added.