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Deaf and mute students bag awards

Posted on Feb 04, 03:08PM | UNI

Thane, Feb 4 : A total of sixteen deaf and mute students, mostly girls of a school for handicapped here, have bagged awards for best photography, and their photographic exhibition is on display in the city since the last two days.

Exhibition of their photos was inaugurated here during the weekend by MLC Niranjan Davkhare, and eminent ENT surgeon Dr Ashish Bhumkar at the Gadkari Rangayatan here.

Welcoming the guests, Principal of the Kamalini Karnabadhir School for handicapped Ms Maya Kulkarni said the help given by the MLC of donating a very good costly camera will go a long way in encouraging the talent in the children, who were disabled.

The students were trained in the art of photography by the Photo Circle by its chief Pravin Deshpande and his team.

After completing the training, the students were given away the completion certificates at a function here.

Addressing the gathering. Davkhare announced that the Samanvay Pratishtan, which was a partner in the project, would go one step ahead and arrange for the training in Photo Shop and Coral Drawing training for the kids of the school.

Dr Bhumkar said the conventional hearing aids should be done away with and the digital ones be provided by government and NGOs at subsidised rates to the needy.

He gave details of the latest in the treatment of deafness and said that research was on for the correctness of deafness and repair of inner ear and would become a reality very soon.