Sign Language Program for Delhi Police Station Police Lines, Rajpur Road, Civil Lines, Delhi on 23rd November, 2016 National Association of the Deaf Team joined the Delhi Police Station in addressing Delhi Police personnel on the 23rd November, 2016 at Delhi Police Station at Police Lines, Rajpur Road, Civil Lines, Delhi. The response was tremendous and the Delhi police is keen to implement certain changes in their working. They are willing to include Indian Sign Language as part of their training module to enable police personnel to interact with deaf and mute people who approach them. Police Official from Delhi Police Station hope for active participation from National Association of The Deaf in our student project on Sign Language in formulating this training module. Delhi Police is also preparing a list of official interpreters with their contact details to be handed to the Commissioner, Delhi Police that could be circulated to all the police stations for ready reference. Mr. Anuj Jain, Joint Secretary of National Association of the Deaf talked about the problems deaf individuals face while dealing with police personnel & the issues related to effective handling of cases of violence against deaf persons while presenting at an Orientation session on “The Need for the Police Redressal of Grievances of Deaf and the Use of Sign Language”. The program was organized by Delhi Police and attended by around 1100 Police Personnel and ACP, DCP had attended the event.
Mr. Anuj Jain (Joint Secretary), Ms. Sonia Bhatia (Program Officer), Ms. Surbhi Taneja (Interpreter) of National Association of the Deaf showed our skits about robbery and rape. The skit was performed in a contrasting manner where one was acted out without the assistance on a sign language interpreter and the second scenario was with an interpreter. The contrast was visible to all the cadets. The confusion, misunderstandings that existed in the first scenario due to communication gap between the police officer and victim and that gap was solved through the presence of a sign language interpreter in the second scenario. This skit sent a powerful message on the importance of promotion of Indian Sign language.