Projects : Deaf Youth

Deaf Youth

The Indian Sign Language (ISL) version of Deaf Youth.

One of the major goals of NAD is organizing Deaf Youth Empowerment Seminar that will create awareness about the different conferences, advocacy and different issues faced by the deaf and hard of hearing young persons in India.

They have lived a difficult life and have faced a lot of problems.

We provide them training about new things and help them progress also encourage the deaf youth to become the future NAD Leaders.

NAD is working with various Deaf organizations of India to meet common goals such as advocacy, legal work, etc.

NAD leaders have knowledge about advocacy of deaf rights, and how to interact with the Govt.

They organize the Deaf Youth Empowerment Seminar to empower the young deaf people and enable them to stand up for their rights.

This helps the Deaf community of India to become more involved in social and legal matters that concern them as citizens.

Deaf Youth Empowerment Seminar helps the Young Deaf Persons to interact with Deaf Leaders & Govt. Officials and how and when they need to approach the authorities for their needs.

It helps remove their fear of authorities and helps them access and utilize their rights to life so they can live fearlessly as citizens.

History of Activites

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Location: Auditorium, Free Church, 10 Parliament Street, New Delhi     Activities: Workshop
Workshop on the United Working Together for Elder & Young Deaf People

An event on “Workshop on the United Working Together for Elder and Young Deaf People was held at Auditorium, Free Church, 10 Parliament Street, New Delhi organised by National Association of the Deaf (NAD) on 22nd February, 2017. Among the participants were 35 elder and young deaf people from NCR in the Workshop. The event was chaired by Secretary, Mr. A. S. Narayanan, National Association of the Deaf (NAD) followed by one session which included:-

Leadership and the Importance of Cross-Generation Team-Building by Mr. Kevin Nolan, Director of Operations and Compliance, The Learning Centre for the Deaf, USA:-

The issues addressed during the session included:-

  1. Challenges facing the Delhi Deaf Community Education standards remain low:-
  • Job opportunities limited
  • Continued cultural discrimination and oppression
  • Language deprivation
  • Lack of unification within the Delhi Deaf community
  1. What Went Wrong Here?
  1. What is Leadership?:- "Leadership is a process whereby an individual influences a group of individuals to achieve a common goal." -Tom Northouse
  1. Your job….:-
  • Break up into small groups – no more than 7 people in each groups
  • Discuss top 5 characteristics of GOOD leaders
  • Discuss top 5 characteristics of POOR leaders
  1. Characteristics of Strong Leaders:-
  • Helps people learn
  • Has clear goals and is committed to them
  • Effective communicators***
  • Problem solvers
  • Friendly
  • Honest and trustworthy***
  • Tough, but fair
  • Good listening skills
  1. Extreme Ownership: The Boat Story (Leif Babin and Jocko Willink):-
  • US Navy SEALs: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=X1lgHg0eLko
  • 1 boat crew keeps losing, other keeps winning
  • Switch boat crew leaders
  • Losing boat crew starts catching up – becomes lead boat crew
  • Discuss why that happened?

*THERE ARE NO BAD TEAMS, ONLY BAD LEADERS!*

  1. Crab Theory and the Deaf Community:-
  1. Generational Differences, (Harvard Business Review, Tammy Erickson, March 01, 2009):-
  • Different generations today:-
    1. Traditionalists (born between 1928-1945)
    2. Baby Boomers (born between 1946-1960)
    3. Generation X (born between 1961-1979)
    4. Generation Y (born between 1980-1995)
    5. Millennials (born between 1996-present)
  1. Working Together to Achieve Common Goals:-
  • As a leader, it is YOUR responsibility to work across generations
  • Don’t act like you know everything – each generation brings strengths and weaknesses to the team
  • Learn WHY each generation behaves the way they do
  • Learn new words – each generation has different slang words for different things
  • Be supportive of ALL members of the team
  • Learn the strengths and weaknesses of each of your team members
  • Do not be afraid of change
  1. What’s Next????:-
  • Identify the top 3 challenges the Delhi Deaf Community is facing today
  • As leaders, what will YOU do about those challenges?
  • “You may never know what results come of your actions, but if you do nothing, there will be no results.” – Mahatma Gandhi

Mr. Anuj Jain, Joint Secretary of NAD gave a vote of thanks to Mr. Kevin Nolan who was deaf excellent lecturer. The programs were of a great success and a great source of encouragement and inspiration to all our 35 deaf delegates from NCR including Delhi, Ghaziabad, Noida, Faridabad, & Gurgaon participated in the Workshop. It had benefited a lot for deaf delegates learning about it. They are very impressed by our Workshop.

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National Conference on Deaf Youth, Human Rights, Leadership & Advocacy

Date: 27th February to 1st March, 2017 (3 Days Workshop)

Venue: Vishwa Yuvak Kendra, Chanakyapuri, Teen Murti Road, New Delhi.

In today's rapidly changing world, the need for the infusion for young and dynamic leadership is becoming increasingly apparent and the deaf world is no exception to this crying need. The Deaf need direction and training and their talents and capabilities need channeling. These trainees in turn share their knowledge with other young Deaf people throughout the country.

The importance of Leadership Training cannot be emphasized enough. Looking forward to a better future for the Deaf in India without investing in the leadership skills of the next generation would rightly be called 'short­ sightedness'. The people at Organisations are concerned that the future of their organization and the Deaf community should be secure in well trained and groomed leaders. Thus Leadership Training is one of the important training programmes we have..

Speakers

During the workshop, we will invite International Deaf Speakers and National professioals to talk on these issues and to advise the youth leaders how to tackle these problems in their region. There is also an open discussion among the participants to work on a project which can be implemented in the future. We will be encouraging the youth leaders to organize talks and discussions on development in their region very often.

Joseph Murray

Dr. Joseph Murray

Vice-President, World Federation of the Deaf, USA
Madan Vasishta

Dr. Madan Vasishta

Associate Professor, Gallaudet University, USA
Cecilia Hanhikoski

Cecilia Hanhikoski

President, World Federation of the Deaf Youth Section, Finland
Kevin Nolan

Kevin Nolan

Director of Operations and Compliance, The Learning Centre for the Deaf, USA
Mark Berry

Mark Berry

Vice President, World Federation of the Deaf, Youth Section, New Zealand

Programme Schedule

Programme Schedule

Documents

Download Sr. Topic Description File Type / Size
1 NCDYLA Announcement Letter Announcement Letter from A.S.Narayanan, GS of NAD. PDF / (0.21 MB)
2 NCDYLA Fee & Application Form The fees and application form for attending NCDYLA programme. PDF / (0.12 MB)
3 NCDYLA Brochure 2017 The brochure with full information and details about NCDYLA. JPG / (0.15 MB)
4 NCDYLA Programme Schedule The Details and Programme Schedule of 3 Days Events. JPG / (0.28 MB)

Location: Rajiv Gandhi National Institute of Youth Development, Regional Centre, Sector- 12, Chandigarh    Activities: Workshop
Workshop on the Advocacy Leadership Training for the Deaf

National Association of the Deaf organised the Workshop on the Advocacy Leadership Training for the Deaf at Rajiv Gandhi National Institute of Youth Development, Regional Centre, Sector-12, Chandigarh on 23rd January, 2016.

The function started with the welcome note by Mr. Yogesh Kumar, Public Relation Officer of NAD. Chief Guest of Shri Vijay Kumar Dev, Advisor to the Administrator Chandigarh has spoken about the works of NAD and said  he will provide government jobs to deaf people, he said them that they would give their letters to him and he will solve their problems. He said Yogesh Kumar always contacts with me.

Guest of Honour Shri Phool Chand Yadav, Commissioner for Disabilities, Minister of Social Justice & Empowerment, Government of Haryana, spoke to the deaf delegates that they don’t think they are disabled people; when he was small child & he did not think that he was disabled person. He also said, “I don’t think that I am disabled person but now I am a commissioner for disabilities.”

Guest of Honour Shri Nitin Rokade, Chief HR Manager, Indian Oil Company Limited, Chandigarh spoke to the deaf delegates that they have problems to share with him and he would solve your problems.

Shri A. S. Narayanan, Secretary of National Association of the Deaf explained to them how victory NAD got the ISLRTC as an autonomous body by PM’s approval on 22nd September 2015 during the International Week of the Deaf.

Mrs. Geeta Sharma, Women Secretary of NAD and Mr. Vishal Arora, Treasurer of NAD shared explaining the importance of advocacy for Govt. for demanding the human rights in areas of lives of deaf people.

Mr. Vivek Mehta, Chief Technology Officer, deafeasy explained to deaf delegates regarding the importance of technology for the deaf people through the alarm device help deaf people for vibrant waking up themselves easily.

There were about 85 deaf delegates participated in the Workshop from Chandigarh, Punjab, Haryana & Himachal Pradesh.

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Location: Auditorium, Fr. Agnel School, Gautam Nagar, New Delhi    Activities: Events Workshop
State Level Workshop on Empowerment of Deaf Youth 58th International Week of The Deaf Celebration-15

We have also been able to successfully conduct the State Level Workshop on Empowerment of Deaf Youth at Auditorium, Fr. Agnel School, Gautam Nagar, Delhi on 20th September, 2015.

The seminar started with the welcome note by Mr. Anuj Jain, Joint Secretary of NAD. Ms. Rupmani Chettari, NAD’s North India Deaf Women Committee & Deaf Youth Team of NAD shared the powerpoint presentation about International Week of Deaf “With Sign Language Rights, Our Children Can!”. Members of Noida Deaf Friendship Club & Delhi Deaf Friendship Club showed their different skits and Mime about hearing parents of deaf child and Deaf parents of deaf child.

Chief Guest Mr. Onkar Sharma, General Secretary of All India Federation of the Deaf, Guest of Honour Mr. Suresh Prakash, Treasurer of All India Federation of the Deaf and Guest of Honour Mr. Suresh Ahuja, Executive Member of AIFD are invited in the Workshop. They spoke about NAD is the best advocacy organization for demanding Govt. for our human rights for the deaf.

Mr. A. S. Narayanan, Secretary of NAD shared the powerpoint presentation about history of Indian Sign Language Research & Training Centre. Mr. Sachin Singh, Member of NAD shared powerpoint presentation about United Nations at USA.

Ms. Ritu Panda, Member of NAD shared powerpoint presentation about visiting the Regional South Asia World Federation of the Deaf.

Mr. Rahul Garg, Assistant Coordinator of NAD shared powerpoint presentation about Understanding Deaf Children. There are about 250 deaf young people from NCR participated in the Workshop. They are very impressed by our workshop.

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Location: PHD Chamber of Commerce & Industry, PHD House, Sector 31-A, Chandigarh    Activities: Workshop
State Level Workshop on Empowerment of Deaf Youth

We have also been able to successfully conduct the State Level Workshop on Empowerment of Deaf Youth at Auditorium, PHD Chamber of Commerce & Industry, PHD House, Sector 31-A, Chandigarh on 5th July, 2015

The seminar started with the welcome note by Mr. Yogesh Kumar, Public Relation Officer of NAD and Mr. Dilip Jangir, Executive Member (a unit of Rajasthan) of NAD. Mr. A. S. Narayanan, Secretary of NAD talked to the audience that he shared the problems of human rights for the deaf in India and ISLTRC. Mr. Rahul Garg, NAD’s Deaf Youth Team and Mr. Rahul Jain, Speaking Hands Institute for the Deaf explained the meaning of the attitude PowerPoint presentation. Mr. Vishal Arora, Treasurer of NAD explained about the importance of the attitude in deaf people's lives need to be changed. Shared how much they took their time to learn themself being better then they could help deaf others.

Chief Guest Sh. Vijay Kumar Dev, Advisor Of Administrator, Chandigarh spoke about sending the ISLTRC as an autonomous body proposal to PMO and supported to work with NAD.

Mr. Rahul Garg , NAD's Deaf Youth Team organized a one on one question-answer round where N.A.D. was supposed to answer questions asked by the participants, any questions regarding their functioning, administration, fundraising, etc. This session led to trust building between the organization and its members. There are about 175 deaf young people from Chandigarh, Himachal Pradesh, Punjab & Haryana participated in the Workshop. They are a lot of excitement by our workshop.

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Location: USI Residency, New Delhi    Activities: Conference
3rd National Convention for Youth with Disabilities

National Centre for Promotion of Employment for Disabled People (NCPEDP) organized National Convention for Youth with Disabilities 2015 in USI Residency, New Delhi

Dr. Shanti Auluck, Founder & Director of Muskaan; Nidhi Goyal; A. S. Narayanan, Secretary, National Association of the Deaf; Abdul Mabood, Founder, Snehi; and Javed Abidi, Honorary Director of NCPEDP during a session at the National Convention for Youth with Disabilities.

A very successful 3rd National Convention for Youth with Disabilities comes to an end. It hosted 75 brightest young girls and boys with disabilities, studying in the topmost colleges and universities of India.

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Location: Auditorium, PHD Chamber of Commerce & Industry, PHD House, Sector 31-A, Chandigarh    Activities: Workshop
State Level Workshop on Empowerment of Deaf Youth

We have also been able to successfully conduct the State Level Workshop on Empowerment of Deaf Youth at Auditorium, PHD Chamber of Commerce & Industry, PHD House, Sector 31-A, Chandigarh on 13th May, 2014.

The seminar started with the welcome note by Mr. Yogesh Kumar, Public Relation Officer of NAD. Mr. Anuj Jain, Joint Secretary of NAD talked to the audience that he shared the problems of human rights for the deaf in India. Mr. Ashish Doval, Deaf Youth Team of NAD shared the powerpoint presentation about the experience of NAD. Mr. Rahul Garg, NAD’s Deaf Youth Team explained the meaning of the attitude powerpoint presentation. Mr. Vishal Arora, Treasurer of NAD explained about the importance of the attitude in deaf people’s lives need to be changed. Mr. Dilip Jangir, Executive Member (a unit of Rajasthan) & Mr. Jagdip Singh Sodhi, Executive Member (a unit of Punjab) of NAD shared how much they took their time to learn themself being better then they could help deaf others.

Mr. Rahul Garg and Mr. Ashish Doval, NAD's Deaf Youth Team organised a one on one question-answer round where N.A.D. was supposed to answer questions asked by the participants, any questions regarding their functioning, administration, fund raising, etc. This session led to trust building between the organisation and its members. There are about 175 deaf young people from Himachal Pradesh, Punjab & Haryana participated in the Workshop. They are a lot of excitement by our workshop.

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Location: USI Residency, New Delhi    Activities: Conference
2nd National Convention for Youth with Disabilities

National Centre for Promotion of Employment for Disabled People (NCPEDP) organized 2ndNational Convention for Youth with Disabilities in USI Residency, New Delhi on 25th & 26thMarch, 2014.

The objective of the Convention is to reach out to young disabled people and expose them to the social sector movement of India, including disability and other allied fields. This would help us to identify and inspire the next generation leadership of not just the Indian disability sector but also those who could be agents of change in other fields. Mr. Anuj Jain, Joint Secretary of N.A.D. was requested to speak at one of the sessions on ‘Disability Movement in India’. He talked about the struggles of the Indian Deaf community of 18 million. Anuj Jain has been working with and for the deaf and hard of hearing sector for over 25 years. He is the Joint Secretary of National Association of the Deaf, the only truly national and grassroots Disabled People's Organisation that fights for the rights of deaf people in India. He has been a part of many developments of the Indian Deaf community but most recently is the accessible telecast of Republic Day Parade 2014 via ISL interpreter, & the Rights of Persons with Disabilities among others. He has demanded Social Welfare Dept., Delhi Govt to vacate the deaf school which they continue its use space for the deaf school was illegal. He also demanded Delhi Govt for providing the driving license for the deaf. He was one of the few selected participants to the Grassroots International Advocacy Leadership Training by Gallaudet University, Washington D.C. He is currently involved in a Sign Language Project where an introduction course on Indian Sign Language is being developed with Delhi University and Delhi Police for cadets in training. He participated in the Chief Electoral Officer Meeting with AADI, Muskaan and many other NGOs regarding accessible for polling stations including polling booths for Blind People, Orthopaedic People, Deaf People and Lesprosy People.

The Convention, a second of its kind,  was a 2 day affair which included addresses and interactive sessions with well known voices of the social sector (including social entrepreneurs), senior leaders from the corporate world, and bureaucrats as well as politicians.

They had participation from the top universities, colleges, and other educational institutions of the country including 6 Deaf and Hard of Hearing students. This included the IITs, IIMs, other management, media and law colleges.

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Location: Commonwealth Youth Program, Asia Centre, Sector 12, Chandigarh    Activities: Workshop
Workshop on the Advocacy Training for the Deaf

We organized the Workshop on the “Advocacy Training for the Deaf” at Commonwealth Youth Program, Asia Centre, Sector 12, Chandigarh on 21st July, 2013. There were about 55 deaf delegates from all over Punjab participating in the Workshop.

The workshop started with the welcome note by Mr. Yogesh Kumar, Public Relation Officer of NAD. Mr. A.S. Narayanan shared his experiences & explained the issues of Government of India, Legal Purpose and showed the PowerPoint presentation about advocacy to deaf delegates. Mr. Bharat Sharma, co-worker of NAD organised fun ice-break games for deaf leaders which led to a good time.

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Location: New Delhi    Activities: Conference
National Convention for Youth with Disabilities

National Centre for Promotion of Employment for Disabled People (NCPEDP) organised a National Convention for Youth with Disabilities in New Delhi on 7th & 8th February, 2013.

The objective of the Convention is to reach out to young disabled people and expose them to the social sector movement of India, including disability and other allied fields. This would help us to identify and inspire the next generation leadership of not just the Indian disability sector but also those who could be agents of change in other fields. Mr. Zorin Singha, President of N.A.D. was requested to speak at one of the sessions on ‘Disability Movement in India’. He talked about the struggles of the Indian Deaf community of 18 million. He shared his testimonials and how the Deaf community is breaking the barriers slowly and steadily.

The Convention, a first of its kind,  was a 2 day affair which included addresses and interactive sessions with well known voices of the social sector (including social entrepreneurs), senior leaders from the corporate world, and bureaucrats as well as politicians.

They had participation from the top universities, colleges, and other educational institutions of the country including 6 Deaf and Hard of Hearing students. This included the IITs, IIMs, other management, media and law colleges.

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Location: Delhi    Activities: Workshop
3rd National Workshop on the Grassroots Deaf Leadership

We organized conducting the 3rd National Workshop on the Grassroots Deaf Leadership on 18thFebruary, 2012 at Indian Social Institute, 10 Institutional Area, Lodi Road, New Delhi. There were about 165 deaf members from all over the country participating in the Workshop. We have invited the special lecturers Dr. Madan Vasishta Ph.D. (Associate Professor, Department of Administration and Supervision, Gallaudet University, Washington DC, USA), Mr. Sibaji Panda Lecturer (International Institute for Sign Languages and Deaf Studies, University of Central Lancashire, Preston, UK) & Mrs. Ritu Panda General Secretary (Deaf Culture Society).

The workshop started with the welcome note by Mr. A. S. Narayanan, Secretary of NAD. He showed Mr. TKM Sandeep, Treasurer of NAD signing the Dignity on video to all the audience. The deaf people learnt the lessons about the Dignity.

Dr. Madan Vasistha Ph.D. has shared the experiences & opening of the ISLRTC and the powerpoint presentation about grassroots leadership.

Mr. Sibaji Panda, Lecturer has explained the Deaf Education in Bilingualism and Mrs. Ritu Panda has talked about deaf woman issues.

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Location: Chandigarh    Activities: Workshop
Deaf Youth Empowerment Seminar

We have also been able to successfully conduct the Deaf Youth Empowerment Seminar at Auditorium, PHD Chamber of Commerce & Industry, PHD House, Sector 31-A, Chandigarh on 18th December, 2011.

The seminar started with the welcome note by Mr. Yogesh Kumar, Public Relation Officer of NAD, Chandigarh (Branch Office). Mr. Jagdip Singh Sodhi, Executive Board Member of NAD shared the powerpoint presentation about the history of the problems of the Deaf Communities of India. Mr. Anuj Jain, Joint Secretary of NAD explained the meaning of the deaf empowerment, & the meaning of deaf youth. Mr. Radhey Shyam, Co-Worker of NAD shared the powerpoint presentation about the beginning of NAD.

Mr. Jetal Ramaiya, Branch Manager of The Deaf Way Foundation, Biza, Punjab & Mrs. Roopa Ramaiya, Education Cordination of The Deaf Way Foundation, Biza, Punjab shared the idea of games of the danger river with the deaf young people. There are about 175 deaf young people from Punjab participated in the Seminar. They are a lot of excitement by our seminar.

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