Wednesday, August 24, 2011

Computer training courses for the hearing impaired

Neeradha Chandramohan, Director, National Institute for Empowerment of Persons with Multiple Disabilities, S. Abdul Lathif, founder and president, Care the Hearing Impaired Differently Abled Foundation, and S. Sathish Kumar, Joint Director, MSME Development Institute(left), at a computer training programme in Chennai on Sunday. — Photo: R.Shivaji Rao
The Union government's Micro, Small and Medium Enterprises – Development Institute (MSME-DI), Chennai, in association with a non-government organisation, has started offering computer training courses for about 15 hearing impaired persons to improve their employment prospects.

The programme, done in association with Care for The Hearing Impaired Differently Abled Foundation (CTHIDAF), was inaugurated by Neeradha Chandramohan, Director of National Institute for Empowerment of Persons with Multiple Disabilities, Muttukadu, on Sunday. 

The training is being offered in basic and advanced courses for about three and six months respectively.
The training will be held on Saturdays and Sundays from 10 a.m. at the MSME centre in Guindy. 

Exploring talents
In her inaugural address, Ms. Neeradha said special talents possessed by the differently abled had to be explored properly to enable them to get gainful employment. “There are lot of opportunities available for differently abled persons and they should make good use of it. On successful completion of this course, we will employ them as guest faculty or supporting staff. We recently hired a teacher and she is doing an excellent job,” Ms. Neeradha said.

MSME-DI Joint Director S. Sathish Kumar gave a detailed presentation about the MSME-DI activities and said computer training in basic and advanced courses would be offered to the poor students with the help of four trainers. 

A cash incentive of Rs.1,500 was given to two students for emerging as top rankers in the recently held higher secondary public exam and SSLC public exam. 

The training is being offered in basic and advanced courses for three and six months respectively 

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Thursday, September 9, 2010

Interesting events mark Madras Day

Members of The Madras Association of the Deaf celebrating ‘Madras Day’ at the Marina beach on Sunday. Photo: R. Shivaji Rao
Even as it rained on Sunday, the city celebrated its birthday through a host of interesting events that saw the residents turning up enthusiastically.

As many as 1,000 persons visited Bhavan's Rajaji Vidyashram where an exhibition of coins, stamps and books used in Madras were on display. According to D. H. Rao of Madras Heritage Lovers Forum, one participant had displayed very old Tamil magazines that were popular in the city. “Another participant displayed really old advertisements – of the fifties. Visitors found it very interesting,” he said.

At Studio Palazzo, it was about making the city greener. Pauline Deborah's talk on ‘Trees of Madras' looked at the variety in trees in the city, the kind of plants that would grow well along medians and ways of protecting trees. Organisers of various events observed that despite the rain, the response to most events was very heartening. Members of The Madras Association of the Deaf gathered at the Marina beach in the morning to celebrate ‘Madras Day'. Members wore caps and eagerly came for their city's birthday. ‘Madras week' celebrations on Sunday also included talks on various topics about the city's past, commercial hubs and temples. 

Source: The Hindu