Sign language to be accorded status of full language

ITIs in sign language to be opened at 10 divisional headquarters

Teachers of sign language to be appointed in schools

cm30.11.15Bhopal, November 30, 2015 (Ataullah Faizan):    Chief Minister Mr. Shivraj Singh Chouhan has made several significant announcements in the interest of deaf and dumb children. He said that along with according status of full language to sign language, 10 ITIs in sign language will be opened at divisional headquarters. This work will be accomplished within a year. He said that Madhya Pradesh will be first state of the country to have ITI s in sign language. He said that 2 teachers of sign language each will be appointed in all schools for excellence in the state. Mr. Chouhan was addressing deaf and dumb children at Indore today. During his Indore visit on November 19, the Chief Minister had promised to disabled children and institutions working for them to take steps for their welfare.

He fulfilled his promise today. At the programme, Mr. Chouhan established contact with children and heard their problems. He said that D. Ed and B. Ed in sign language would be conducted. Its cost will be borne by state government. He said that such students will have to pass D. Ed and B. Ed with minimum 50 percent marks. He said that the state government will bear entire expenses of education of disabled students on pursuing medical, engineering and other professional courses. Interpreters will also be appointed to assist them in professional courses. Special facilities for sports will also be made available to them.

He said that these children with physical disability have no lack of talent. They need to be provided opportunities which the state government will do. Mr. Chouhan offered sweets to disabled children and gave them gifts and economic assistance. Under Mukhyamantri Bal Shravan Yojana, financial assistance was given to girl Purvi who is deaf and dumb by birth. The girl also recited a poem at the programme. Now, this girl has started to speak and hear. Under this scheme, successful Cochlear implantation was done in 46 children of Indore. Instead of doing himself, the Chief Minister got the programme inaugurated by disabled children.

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