International Day of Sign Languages, 23 September, 2018

ISLRTC celebrated Sign Language Day on 23rd Sep 2018 at Pravasi Bhartiya Kendra, Delhi. Shri Krishan Pal Gurjar, Minister of State for Social Justice and Empowerment was the Chief Guest on the occasion. Smt. Shakuntala D. Gamlin, Secretary, DEPwD, Smt. Dolly Chakravarty, Joint Secretary & Director, ISLRTC and many Deaf persons along with their families were present. A special calendar of the year 2019 on ISL, containing QR codes with links was ISL videos, designed by ISLRTC was released on the occasion.

Addressing the occasion, Shri Krishan Pal Gurjar congratulated all Deaf persons on Sign Language Day and said that the Union Government is committed to the welfare of Divyangjan and many important steps have been taken during the past 4 years. He said that his ministry has written to all ministries to make special provisions for sign language interpreters in all their functions and programs so that the deaf persons may also get benefitted. He said that sign language is a powerful visual language that can revolutionize deaf education and develop qualified human resources.

 

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