Sign Language Program for Students and Staff of Amity University, Noida

Location: Amity University, Noida    Projects: ISLRTC Activities: Workshop

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National Association of the Deaf Team joined Mrs. Diana Lil Philips (Asst. Professor) from Amity University, Noida addressing the 100 hearing students, professors and staff from Amity University, Noida on 16th February, 2017 at Amity University, Noida. The response was tremendous. The 100 hearing students, professors and staff of Amity University, Noida are keen to implement certain changes in their working. They are willing to include Indian Sign Language as part of their training module to enable hearing students to interact with deaf people who approach them. Mrs. Diana Lil Philips (Asst. Professor), Amity University, Noida hopes for active participation from National Association of the Deaf in the student project on Sign Language in formulating this training module.

The program was organized by Amity University, Noida and around 100 hearing students, professors and staff had attended the event.

Mr. Anuj Jain (Project Director), National Association of the Deaf had given the presentation about Awareness for the Deaf to 100 hearing students, professors and staff of Amity University, Noida. Mr. Shashi Kant (Supervisor), Ms. Sonia Bhatia (Program Officer), Mrs. Ritu Panda (Volunteer), Mr. Raj Kumar Jain (Volunteer), Mr. Shivoy Sharma (Interpreter) & Ms. Sarah Sharma (Interpreter) of National Association of the Deaf taught the very basics of Sign Language to 100 hearing students, professors and staff.

This Sign Language Class sent a powerful message on the importance of promotion of Indian Sign language to Professors, Staff and Students of Amity University, Noida.

Dr. Jayanti Pujari, Director of Amity Institute of Rehablitation Science, Amity University, Noida gave the 5 gifts of Tulsi Pots to Mr. Anuj Jain, Mr. Shashi Kant, Mr. Raj Kumar Jain, Ms. Sonia Bhatia and Mrs. Ritu Panda.

Dr. Jayanti Pujari, Director of Amity Institute of Rehablitation Science said she would like to work together with the NAD to conduct the Sign Language Program for Students of Amity University in the future. They were interested in learning the Sign Language and spread awareness about it. They hope to also help the deaf communities in India.

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