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Indian State of Haryana releases textbooks in sign language

Haryana CM launched the SL textbooks

In a first-of-its-kind initiative in the country, Haryana has prepared textbooks up to Class V in Indian sign language. The set of books was released by the State Chief Minister Manohar Lal Khattar recently on Children’s Day in Gurugram.

Textbooks developed by Haryana Welfare Centre for Persons with Speech & Hearing Impairment, will help education be barrier-free and benefit not just 1.5 lakh students with hearing disabilities in Haryana but 50 lakh students across the country.

“Indian Sign Language should not be considered a language only for deaf people since it is required not only by the family members of these people but also by others with whom they need to communicate regularly” said Khattar.

“The textbooks prepared by this centre for children with hearing disabilities up to the age of 6 years and from Class I to V will not only benefit the hearing and speech-impaired people of Haryana but across the country as well,” said Khattar.

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