We organised the 56th International Week of the Deaf Celebrations 2013 on ‘Equality for Deaf People’ on 29th September, 2013 at St. Stephen’s School, Sector 45-B, Chandigarh. There were about 950 deaf members from all over Punjab participating in the function. We have invited the Chief Guest Smt. Gagandeep Kaur Dhindsa, wife of Honorable Shri Parminder Singh Dhindsa, Minister of Finance, Punjab.
The function started with the welcome note by Mr. Jagdip Singh Sodhi, Executive Board Member of NAD. Mr. Vishal Arora, Treasurer of NAD spoke briefly on Equality for Deaf People to deaf audience.
The purpose of the event which we have been organizing the past year, is to promote and encourage lifetime achievement among Deaf people. We want them to believe that they can do it – that they are capable and gifted.
Prizes were awarded to deaf men and women for showing performance for drama by Deaf Members from Chandigarh Deaf Friendship Society.
These guests were presented with a Bhangra Dance performed by Deaf Members from Patiala Deaf Friendship Club.
Smt. Gagandeep Kaur Dhindsa, Wife of Honorable Shri Parminder Singh Dhindsa, Minister of Finance, Punjab was the Chief Guest giving away the awards.
We have given the list of Lifetime Achievement Awardees below:-
- Mrs. Rupinder Kaur, Mohali, Punjab
- Mrs. Sangeeta Sharma, Chandigarh
- Mrs. Manpreet Kaur Ghuman, Patiala, Punjab
- Mr. Amandeep Sharma, Patiala, Punjab
- Mr. Nikhil Jindal, Ludhiana, Punjab
- Mr. Deepak Arora, Jalandhar, Punjab
- Mr. Navneet Khurana, Chandigarh