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The language of hand gestures has worked as a bridge of communication for not only people with hearing and speech disabilities who are taking part in the camp. (Unsplash)

How sign language helped connect diverse 'mini India' at R-Day camp amid Covid

PTI | , New Delhi
PUBLISHED ON JAN 25, 2021 05:55 PM IST
Bengali, Gujarati, Tamil, Ladakhi, Assamese are among the Indian languages which can be heard at this year's Republic Day camp here, but there is a particular one being also used by various contingents - sign language, adding a layer of inclusivity to the diversity that the ceremonial event represents.
Representational image.(Shutterstock)
Representational image.(Shutterstock)

NCERT textbooks to be available in Indian sign language

New Delhi | By Press Trust of India| Posted by Akhilesh Nagari
PUBLISHED ON OCT 07, 2020 10:00 AM IST
According to officials of the ministry, the cognitive skills of children are developed in the childhood and it is necessary to provide them with educational material in accordance with their learning needs.
There are around 72 million deaf people in the world, and over 300 different sign languages are used by them.(Unsplash)
There are around 72 million deaf people in the world, and over 300 different sign languages are used by them.(Unsplash)

International Day of Sign Languages 2020: Significance and history

Hindustan Times, Delhi | By hindustantimes.com
UPDATED ON SEP 23, 2020 08:45 AM IST
For the year 2020, the World Federation of the Deaf has issued a ‘Global Leaders Challenge’, which is being organised to promote the use of sign language by locals, national and global leaders who are in partnerships with national association of deaf people in each country.
A coffee table book on the vision and mission of the Haryana Welfare Society for Persons with Speech and Hearing Impairment being unveiled during an international conference on ‘Deaf Education: Challenges and Way Forward’ in Rohtak on Tuesday.(HT Photo)
A coffee table book on the vision and mission of the Haryana Welfare Society for Persons with Speech and Hearing Impairment being unveiled during an international conference on ‘Deaf Education: Challenges and Way Forward’ in Rohtak on Tuesday.(HT Photo)

Only 5% hearing impaired children go to school in India

Hindustan Times, Chandigarh | By Sunil Rahar, Rohtak
UPDATED ON DEC 11, 2019 02:44 PM IST
This polite and adorable gesture of the gorilla has made netizens gush.(Unsplash)
This polite and adorable gesture of the gorilla has made netizens gush.(Unsplash)

Gorilla uses sign language to tell onlookers this. Watch jaw dropping video

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON NOV 04, 2019 07:54 PM IST
The clip, recorded at Miami zoo, shows the smart animal requesting visitors not to give it any food.
Geeta, the hearing and speech- impaired woman returned to India from Pakistan in 2015 following extensive efforts by Sushma Swaraj.(Photo ANI)
Geeta, the hearing and speech- impaired woman returned to India from Pakistan in 2015 following extensive efforts by Sushma Swaraj.(Photo ANI)

‘Hindustan ki beti’, who returned from Pakistan, remembers ‘mother’ Sushma Swaraj

Indore | By Press Trust of India
UPDATED ON JUN 11, 2020 09:04 PM IST
Swaraj, who died in New Delhi on Tuesday night after a massive cardiac arrest at the age of 67, had a deep emotional attachment with Geeta.
Four minors were booked for allegedly raping an eight-year-old hearing impaired girl in Meerut.
Four minors were booked for allegedly raping an eight-year-old hearing impaired girl in Meerut.

Hearing impaired minor raped by brother, his friends in Meerut

Hindustan Times, Meerut | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON AUG 06, 2019 09:20 AM IST
On Sunday, the girl was playing outside her house when the boys lured her with a toffee and took her to an abandoned house in the same neighbourhood.
According to the complaint lodged by the hearing and speech-impaired woman’s mother on Sunday, the victim went to a field near her house where the accused were waiting for her.(AFP)
According to the complaint lodged by the hearing and speech-impaired woman’s mother on Sunday, the victim went to a field near her house where the accused were waiting for her.(AFP)

Differently abled woman gang-raped in UP, two arrested

Hindustan Times, Lucknow | By HT Correspondent
PUBLISHED ON MAY 27, 2019 10:33 PM IST
The accused also recorded a video of the ordeal and shared it on social media, and even sent it to the 20-year-old’s sister.
Priyanka Chopra enjoys her first Jonas Brothers’ concert in Atlanta.
Priyanka Chopra enjoys her first Jonas Brothers’ concert in Atlanta.

Nick Jonas says ‘I Love You’ to Priyanka Chopra in sign language during stage performance. Watch

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON APR 01, 2019 09:43 AM IST
Priyanka Chopra cheered for husband Nick Jonas as she attended her first Jonas Brothers’ concert in Atlanta. Nick used sign language to profess his love for his wife from stage. Watch the video here.
An international storytelling festival was held at Bhubaneswar for differently-abled children. (Instagram)
An international storytelling festival was held at Bhubaneswar for differently-abled children. (Instagram)

Ramayana performed in form of musical storytelling for differently-abled children

Bhubaneswar | By Asian News International
UPDATED ON DEC 12, 2018 01:29 PM IST
Ramayana was performed in form of musical storytelling by artist Deepa Kiran with a twist while children enjoyed the musical narration. The storytelling was both verbal and in Indian sign language by the artists.
Mohammad Shariq, a deaf and mute cloth trader, interacts with a customer.(HT Photo)
Mohammad Shariq, a deaf and mute cloth trader, interacts with a customer.(HT Photo)

World Disability Day: Their silent shrieks fall on deaf ears

Hindustan Times, Lucknow | By Oliver Fredrick, Lucknow
PUBLISHED ON DEC 03, 2018 02:35 PM IST
Sitting amid a heap of old clothes and some neatly racked jackets at Nixon market in Lucknow’s busy Maqbool Ganj area, Mohammad Shariq, 32, tries to woo passersby through gestures urging them to buy clothes.
Cambria Sawyer from the Bikat Adventures team helps a blind individual during the trek.
Cambria Sawyer from the Bikat Adventures team helps a blind individual during the trek.

20 blind individuals climb 4,850 ft mountain near Bangalore

Hindustan Times, Delhi | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON NOV 09, 2018 10:07 AM IST
Participants and volunteers met in Bangalore and drove to the base of Nandi Hills, where all volunteers had a brief sensitisation training on how to best guide their visually impaired partners. The climb to the top took four hours.
Hearing impaired students at the Seth Anandilal Poddar Deaf And Dumb School in Jaipur watch a telecast of Prime Minister Narendra Modi's talk with students over exam-related stress(Himanshu Vyas)
Hearing impaired students at the Seth Anandilal Poddar Deaf And Dumb School in Jaipur watch a telecast of Prime Minister Narendra Modi's talk with students over exam-related stress(Himanshu Vyas)

Breach the wall of silence: Give State recognition to Indian Sign Language

UPDATED ON SEP 25, 2018 05:47 PM IST
The country’s population of deaf and speech disabled remains invisible at institutions of higher learning since most of them even fail to even complete school
The CBSE will now work on these recommendations and see how they can be implemented. The recommendations will cover all the major examination boards.(HT File Photo/ Representative image)
The CBSE will now work on these recommendations and see how they can be implemented. The recommendations will cover all the major examination boards.(HT File Photo/ Representative image)

Panel suggests including Indian Sign Language as a subject in schools

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON AUG 30, 2018 07:11 AM IST
A panel has suggested including Indian Sign Language as a subject, offering Braille as a language option and providing various difficulty levels of core subjects for students with special needs as part of curriculum and examination reforms.
A view of illuminated India Gate in tricolour to commemorate the 72nd Independence Day, in New Delhi on Wednesday, Aug 15, 2018.(PTI Photo)
A view of illuminated India Gate in tricolour to commemorate the 72nd Independence Day, in New Delhi on Wednesday, Aug 15, 2018.(PTI Photo)

Sign language helps children with hearing disabilities join Independence Day festivities in Delhi

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By Joydeep Thakur
UPDATED ON AUG 16, 2018 04:18 AM IST
At least 120 persons with speech and hearing impairment were invited by the Delhi-based Pt. Deendayal Upadhyaya National Institute For Persons with Physical Disabilities to attend the Independence Day celebrations at Red Fort.
child abuse minor rape.(Representative Photo)
child abuse minor rape.(Representative Photo)

Hearing-and-speech impaired minor raped in MP, reveals ordeal in sign language; accused arrested

Sehore | By Press Trust of India
PUBLISHED ON JUL 22, 2018 02:38 PM IST
Shaliendra Chouhan (26), the accused, was arrested within hours of the incident which took place at Machhwai village, said inspector P N Yadav of Shahganj police station
Koko, the gorilla who mastered sign language, has died.(Photo credit: @kokotweets/Twitter)
Koko, the gorilla who mastered sign language, has died.(Photo credit: @kokotweets/Twitter)

Koko, the gorilla who knew sign language, dies at 46

Associated Press, Woodside, California | By Associated Press
UPDATED ON JUN 21, 2018 05:07 PM IST
The Gorilla Foundation says the 46-year-old western lowland gorilla died in its sleep at the foundation’s preserve in California’s Sana Cruz mountains on Tuesday.
Manish Kuvara, 19, found his voice after a three-hour surgery in Mumbai.(HT Photo)
Manish Kuvara, 19, found his voice after a three-hour surgery in Mumbai.(HT Photo)

How Gujarat teen who attempted suicide found his voice after 3 years in Mumbai

Hindustan Times | By Ram Parmar
UPDATED ON APR 26, 2018 11:47 AM IST
One of the doctors who treated Manish advised Devubhai and his family to take him to Wockhardt Hospital.
Beauty blogger Marimar Quiroa suffers from cystic hygroma - a rare congenital condition. (Marimar Quiroa/ Youtube, Instagram)
Beauty blogger Marimar Quiroa suffers from cystic hygroma - a rare congenital condition. (Marimar Quiroa/ Youtube, Instagram)

This beauty vlogger with facial tumour is a YouTube star with millions of subscribers

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By Samiksha Pattanaik
UPDATED ON APR 20, 2018 05:34 PM IST
Beauty blogger Marimar Quiroa is here to shatter the preconceived notions about beauty and give people lesson on “self-love”.
The minds of young children are like sponges, they have the ability to absorb a lot more than adults do, and they are able to acquire thousands of words and use them to communicate.(Getty Images)
The minds of young children are like sponges, they have the ability to absorb a lot more than adults do, and they are able to acquire thousands of words and use them to communicate.(Getty Images)

The habit of reading is the best gift you can give your kid on Children’s Book Day

Indo Asian News Service | By Lina Asher, Indo Asian News Service
UPDATED ON APR 02, 2018 01:26 PM IST
Reading helps children visualise different scenarios, associate with different characters, empathises with them and understand the world around better.
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