Jamia Millia Islamia Celebrates ‘International Day of Sign Languages’

New Delhi: The Teacher Training Department & Non-Formal Education (IASE), Faculty of Education, Jamia Millia Islamia Celebrated on Friday”International Day of Sign Languageson its campus. This celebration stems from the United Nations General Assembly (UNGA) Resolution of 2017, and this day is part of the “International Week of the Deaf” held in the last week of September each year. celebrated.
This year’s theme for the week is “Building inclusive communities for allwhich will be held between September 19 and 25, 2022. The program began in the tradition of JMI, with the recitation of the Quran. The host then warmly welcomed the main guest of the event, Prof. Sara Begum (Dean of the Faculty of Education ), Prof. Nahid Zahoor (HOD), all esteemed faculty members, participants and students.After that, Prof. Naheed Zahoor was invited to deliver a welcome address followed by the Chief Guest Address by Dr. Sara Begum They shared some valuable insights on the theme of the day “Sign Languages ​​Unite” and its role in advancing the era of inclusion.

celebration of "International Day of Sign Languages''

Celebration of “International Day of Sign Languages”

This was followed by a short note from Dr. Pettala Ramakrishna, Program Coordinator and Assistant Professor of Special Education (Hearing Impairment). He emphasized the contribution of sign language to the lives of people with hearing impairment, along with its universal significance as an alternative means of communication. Then the ‘Importance of sign language‘ and ‘Myths and Facts About Sign Language‘ were elaborated by Afsara Kafeel and Mizna Siddiqui, students of B.Ed Special Education (2nd year), respectively. Then the students performed a short skit to emphasize the importance of sign languages ​​in our daily lives. After that, fingerspelling alphabets and numbers in ISL were also performed by the students.
In the end, the Indian Sign Language Promise was carried out by Mr. Mohd. Zuber, assistant professor and B.Ed coordinator. The program finally ended with the performance of the national anthem in Indian Sign Language by all.

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