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Thaawarchand Gehlot Distributes Prizes to Winners of ‘2nd Sign Language Competition, 2019’

‘Sign Language Day’ was celebrated by the Indian Sign Language Research and Training Centre (ISLRTC), an autonomous body under the Department of Empowerment of Persons with Disabilities, M/o Social Justice and Empowerment here today. Union Minister for Social Justice and Empowerment Thaawarchand Gehlot was the Chief Guest and Ministers of State for SJ&E Krishan Pal Gurjar and Rattan Lal Kataria were the Guests of Honour. Secretary, DEPwDMs. Shakuntala D. Gamlin, Secretary, DEPwD Dr. Prabodh Seth & Director, ISLRTC were present.The programmeincluded cultural performances like drama and songs in ISL by the students and faculty members of ISLRTC and presentation of awards to children with hearing disability.

United Nations has declared 23rd September as International Sign Language Day. This day was formally accepted by the United Nations Assembly on 19th December, 2017. The theme of this year is “Sign Language-Rights for all”. The objective of celebrating the sign language day is enhancing the awareness of sign language and making the reach of sign language to everyone.

Addressing on the occasion, Thaawarchand Gehlot said that the Government of India is committed to bring all Divyangjans in to mainstream. He applauded ISLRTC for bringing out a Dictionary of 6000 Sign Language words and hoped that 4000 more new Sign Words will be added in to it by 2020. Sign Languages have an ancient history and now a days these are being developed in a modern manner. Efforts are also on to bring uniformity in these sign languages at national and international level. He dwelt upon many initiatives of his ministry for the welfare of Divyangjans.

In his address, Krishan Pal Gurjar said that the Sign Languages are the Medium of Communication among people with hearing disability. Even in ancient period, when Vocal languages were not developed, people used to communicate through Sign Languages.

Rattan Lal Kataria in his address, said that Sign Languages are very enriched languages. When we talk of Sign Languages, we talk of the culture of their countries. He praised the efforts of ISLRTC for doing commendable service to the people with hearing disability.

The award distribution ceremony for the winners of the 2nd Indian Sign Language Competition 2019 was conducted during the programme. For the Competition, entries were invited from children with hearing disability on jokes, stories and essays in Indian Sign Language, studying in Delhi-NCR. The students have showcased their creativity and knowledge in their submissions.

 

 

WINNERS OF 2ND INDIAN SIGN LANGUAGES COMPETITION 2019

RANK NAME CLASS SCHOOL
A1. AREA: JOKE-TELLING CATEGORY: CLASSES IV-V
 

1st

 

Bittu

 

V

Mata Bhagwanti Chadha Niketan, Noida
 

 

2nd

 

 

Agushi Mandal

 

 

IV

Welfare Centre for Persons with Speech and Hearing

Impairment, Gurugram

3rd Ayush Sharma V Noida Deaf Society, Noida
 

A2. AREA: JOKE-TELLING

 

CATEGORY: CLASSES IX-XII

 

1st

 

Nishant

 

X

Govt. Lady Noyce Senior Secondary School for Deaf, Delhi
 

2nd

 

Akash

 

X

Govt. Lady Noyce Senior Secondary School for Deaf, Delhi
 

3rd

 

Neeru

 

X

Govt. Lady Noyce Senior Secondary School for Deaf, Delhi
B1 AREA: STORY-TELLING CATEGORY: CLASSES I-III
1st Aman Yadav I Govt. Secondary School for the Deaf, Kalkaji
 

 

2nd

 

 

Jeet Singh

 

 

I

Welfare Centre for Persons with Speech and Hearing

Impairment, Gurugram

 

 

3rd

 

 

Ankit

 

 

II

Welfare Centre for Persons with Speech and Hearing Impairment, Gurugram
B2.AREA:STORY-TELLING             CATEGORY: CLASSESIV-V
 

 

1st

 

 

Gaurav Kumar

 

 

IV

Welfare Centre for Persons with Speech and Hearing Impairment, Gurugram
2nd Foziya V Amar Jyoti School, Delhi
3rd Pooja Sharma IV Amar Jyoti School, Delhi

 

 

 

C.AREA:MIMICRY                    CATEGORY: CLASSESVI-VIII
 

 

1st

 

 

Uday Kumar

 

 

VIII

Welfare Centre for Persons with

Speech and Hearing Impairment, Sonepat

2nd Keshav Kumar VII Amar Jyoti School, Delhi
3rd Amar Singh VIII Welfare Centre for Persons with Speech and Hearing

Impairment, Gurugram

D1.AREA:ESSAY                     CATEGORY: CLASSESVI-VIII
 

 

1st

 

 

Nirchara

 

 

VII

Welfare Centre for Persons with Speech and Hearing Impairment, Gurugram
 

 

2nd

 

 

Mansi

 

 

VIII

M.P.K. Welfare Centre for Persons with Speech and

Hearing Impairment, Karnal

3rd Gudiya VIII Akshya Pratisthan, Delhi
D2.AREA:ESSAY                     CATEGORY: CLASSESIX-XII
 

1st

 

Vinay Kumar

 

X

Govt. Lady Noyce Senior Secondary School for Deaf, Delhi
 

2nd

 

Prerna Nag

 

XI

Balvant Ray Mehta Vidya Bhawan, ASMA, Delhi
3rd Shweta Bhatia XI NIOS
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