Bhubaneswar: Thirteen speech and hearing impaired children belonging to Mahaveer School for Deaf and Dumb and Helen Keller Binapani School for Deaf, Blind & Mute of Bhadrak district were awarded with trophies and certificates for their extra ordinary talent in various fields on the occasion of International Deaf Day-2012 organised at Bhubaneswar.
The talent promotion activity for these children was part of a project ‘Sakshyam’ started by Dhamra Port Company Limited (DPCL) as a CSR initiative to spot extraordinary talent and impart skill improvement training to people with differential ability.
The programme was inaugurated by Honourable Governor of Odisha Shri Muralidhar Chandrakant Bhandare in the presence of various dignitaries and important personalities of the State.
Among 13 students Bijay Kumar Patra and Bhaktahari Biswal of Class VIII and Bishnumohan Tripathy of Class VII of Mahaveer School and Nirupama Sahu of Class IX & Saraswati Sahu, Mamata Sethi and Suchismita Tiadi of Class X of Helen Keller Binapani School bagged trophies and certificates in art competition while Babula Senapati and Laxman Mandal of Class VIII of Mahaveer School and Mallika Rout & Ushamani Sahu of Class X of Helen Keller Binapani School won trophies and certificates in handwriting competition. Similarly, Sebati Jena, a student of Class VIII and Gitanjali Biswal, a student of Class X of Mahaveer and Helen Keller Binapani School respectively bagged trophies and certificates in Jhoti competition.