New Delhi, Feb 3: A delegation of ‘All India Federation of the Deaf (AIFD)’ called on Vice President M. Hamid Ansari here today.
They put up a Sticker Flag on the self of the Vice President on the occasion of “56th Flag Week of the Deaf”.
The Vice President interacted with them and blessed them with good success in their noble cause for the welfare of the Deaf community all over the country.
The aim of observing the Flag Week is to create awareness as well as apprise the people about the functions and achievements of the Federation for the benefit of the hearing handicapped.
Besides, funds are raised through sale of flags for financing its ongoing programmes as well as for future projects.
The delegation was led by Surrender Saini, President of the federation and two deaf students. She briefed the Vice President on the various activities and training programmes being run by the Federation for the welfare of young deaf students.
AIFD was set-up in 1955 with an aim to unite the Deaf in the country. It is an apex body of different affiliated organizations spread all over India and serves the Deafs in elevating living quality of the deaf.
Globally, it works with World Federation of the Deaf (WFD). It has promoted Multipurpose Training Centre for the Deaf (MPTCD) for socio-economic mainstreaming of the Deaf. (ANI)