Amritsar, August 1
All India Pingalwara Charitable Society are planning to engage local gurdwaras to impart education to deaf children in the region.
As per the plan, the managements of these local gurdwaras will allow the Pingalwara Society to conduct classes of the sign language for hearing impaired on the premises of the gurdwaras.
The society is planning to initiate the move in the absence of professional schools for the deaf children in the state.
Society president Dr Inderjit Kaur said there was a need for such a venture due to lack of facilities for the deaf children. She said, “There are a number of deaf children who need guidance. The move will help them.”
On being asked about the need to involve gurdwaras, she said, “Nanak Naam Chardi Kala, Teraa Bhane Sarbaht Da Bhala’. If classes are held in gurdwaras, the message of almighty will be spread in a better way.”
“Generally, there are three to four gurdwaras in a village. People can easily send their wards there. Moreover, we are only asking them to give us a room in which trained teachers from our society will teach the sign language. There is already a dearth of such facilities and deaf children suffer. This is our way to go beyond our reach. A number of deaf children will get benefit from the move,” she added.