New Delhi: On the occasion of Indian Sign Language Day today, a digital format of converted textbooks for Class I to V was launched as per the Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) signed between Indian Sign Language Research and Training Centre( ISLRTC) and the National Council of Educational Research and Training (NCERT) for conversion of NCERT textbooks into Indian Sign Language.
The launch took place during the ‘Sign Language Day’ celebrations at at Dr. Ambedkar International Centre, New Delhi.
During the programme, the Centre presented a documentary on ‘Indian Sign Language Journey’. Winners of 4th Indian Sign Language Competition, 2021, a national level competition held for students with hearing disabilities, were announced. Minister of Social Justice and Empowerment interacted with 05 winners from various places of India to share their experience.
Dr. Virendra Kumar, Minister of Social Justice and Empowerment, mentioned that Persons with Disabilities (PwDs) are an integral part of human resource and to provide them maximum accessibility is the utmost priority of the Government. Various decisions and policies of the Ministry have been framed to ensure the empowerment and welfare of PwDs. Continuous efforts are being made to ensure the empowerment and mainstreaming PwDs, he said.
Pratima Bhaumik, Minister of State, Social Justice and Empowerment, appreciated the work done by the Centre in various fields of Indian Sign Language. A. Narayanaswamy, Minister of State, Social Justice and Empowerment, highlighted the social significance of sign language as it integrates the deaf community socially as well as culturally.
-global bihari bureau