World Deaf Day 2017 would be celebrated at last Sunday (24th of September) in the month of September.
History of World Deaf Day
A person named, Granville Richard Seymour Redmond (born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA in the year 1871) got deafness because of the scarlet fever in his early childhood. He was supported by his family to a lot and given higher education in a special school. He was the owner of the natural artistic talents which was getting spread all over the world. He also learned the painting, drawing and pantomime from the famous California School of Design in San Francisco. He was very talented as same as a normal person. Because of this reason, the World Deaf Day is commemorated all over the world for the deaf and by the deaf for their healthier conditions, better life, self-esteem, nationality, schooling and work.
Objectives of World Deaf Day
- To promote understanding among common people about the problems of deaf people in the community all over the world.
- To motivate deaf people to learn sign language as an essential human right.
- To make available the required resources in the community for deaf people.
- To promote the deaf people human rights about equal access to the education and modern technologies.
Importance and Activities of World Deaf Day Celebration
People must participate in celebrating the World Deaf Day not only as Deaf Day but to expand the way of growth and development through the new technologies as well as to offer deaf people wide variety of opportunities to change their lifestyle. It is celebrated with the rallies, seminar and various deaf awareness campaigns including some fun events.
Various social organizations of the Varanasi city is working for the deaf people rights as well as aware the common people about noise pollution hazards through the several programmes and rallies which begins from the Luxa police station, passing through the Gurubagh, Rathyatra, Sigra and ends at the Shahid Udyan of the city.