More than one lakh deaf children born every year in India

World Deaf Day 2020
World Deaf Day 2020

More than one lakh deaf children born every year in the country

Voice of Silence campaign begins on World Silent Deaf Day

Jaipur 27 September. Over one lakh deafness victims are born every year across the country. These children are deprived of their voice due to not being able to get a hearing on time. Therefore, on Sunday on World Silent Deaf, a Voice of Silence campaign was launched in Durgapura under the aegis of Sukham Foundation and Association of Otolaryngologists of India. This campaign will be run across the country. In this campaign, one lakh pastcards will be sent to Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Health Minister Dr. Harsh Vardhan by children from different parts of the country and many awareness programs will also be organized.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi has also been made aware of this Voice of Silence campaign through a demand letter.

Inaugurating the Voice of Silence campaign, Class 10 student Lippi said that a lot of students feel weak and helpless only because of hearing problems. While all these have the right to live a normal life.
1-3-6 model
The main objective of this campaign is based on the 1-3-6 model. In which the first check should be done within one month of birth and if there is a defect in it, the next check should be on the third and sixth month respectively, so that treatment of the child can be started within six months.

On this occasion, Dr. Sunita Singhal, Trustee of Sukham Foundation, said that World Silent Deaf Day is celebrated every year on the last week of September, but it is currently known more as World Silent Deaf Week. World Deaf Union (WFD) started ‘World Deaf Day’ from 1958. On this day, along with creating awareness among the people about the social, economic and political rights of the deaf, it is also told about their usefulness in society and country.

One million children are deaf every year
He said that according to the report of the World Health Organization, 6.3 percent people in India suffer from deafness in one way or the other. Whereas in the country, more than one lakh children (four children per thousand births) are born deaf every year.

Hearing check is mandatory
He said that thousands of children are facing this problem in our country and state, for which this campaign will be conducted at the national level. 4 out of every one thousand children suffer from it. For this, testing of the newborn should be mandatory and it should be made part of the national vaccination campaign in which the hearing test can be done.

These will be activities
In this campaign, other organizations including educational institutions, NGOs, ENT practitioners, for this, along with raising awareness for deaf people, there will be many activities including pastcard, social media discussions with youth and society on webinars, painting competition, writing. . All these will be organized by children and youth.

Children made brand ambassador of campaign
The brand ambassador of the Voice of Silence campaign has been created in the class X student script. Most of the activities will be organized by the children’s team.

In his message Dr. Samir Bhargava, President of the Association of Otolaryngologists of India, said that through our association, we request the Government of India to include newborn hearing tests in the national vaccination campaign so that all children with impaired children are treated on time. So that they could study in normal school and walk side by side in society.

Dr. Kaushal Seth, Secretary of the Association of Otolaryngologists of India, said that the hearing test of the newborn can improve the overall standard of living of children, hence the appeal to our government that the National Immunization Campaign for “Neonatal Hearing Screening” by removing all obstructions Be made part of.

Purpose of deaf day
The purpose of Deaf Day, which is now being celebrated as a week, is that the deaf can have healthy life, self-respect, dignity, etc. Divinity is not a curse, but creates a sense of separation from society. Instead of cursing life with it, one should learn how to live with it. Just need to improve their skills. Deaf and dumb can also touch the sky if the society is properly supported.

One of its objectives is to draw attention to the ability, achievement etc. of the general public and allied power of the deaf. In this, the work done by the deaf is appreciated and displayed.

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1-2. Student script and other members inaugurating the Voice of Silence campaign by Sukham Foundation and Association of Otolaryngologists of India.