HAPPENINGS OF THE MONTHS:
Ms. Arti Umrotkar and Ms. Sophia Shetty who works with Bombay Foundation of Deaf Women arrived in Ernakulum junction and attended 55th International Deaf Day in Kochi city (Kerala State) on 29th September, 2012. Ms. Arti guided Ms. Sophia Shetty to learn and experience
55th International Deaf Day Message Rally: Suggested by Ernakulum District Association of the Deaf in Kerala State. It showed their vehicles to provide their need to get Driving License.
Muhammed Rafeeq (Assistant Commissioner of Police, Kochi City) inaugurated and opened celebrating and rally from Kochi City Marine Drive to Kochi Fort. So many cops were helpful. It started at 4.30pm to 8pm. After few years, cops will approve for Deaf Driving License.
Kerala State Deaf Women's Convention was held on 30th September, 2012 in Kottayam. It showed the programme of lectures, videos and games. On this picture, Nizar Moideen is the General Secretary of All Association of the Deaf and Ex-Committee Member of All India Federation of the Deaf.
Special Guests: Miss Arti Umrotkar (lecturer) & Miss. Sophia Shetty (observer) Mr. Muhjaheed supports and encourages to Kerala of Deaf Women to develop their activity. He also invited Kerala Deaf Women (from left to right: Ms. Ragi Raveendran and Ms. Zeenath) for their lecture about the education and development of Deaf Women
|Ms. Arti Umrotkar lectured about the history of Bombay Foundation of Deaf Women, and empowered and shared with their experienced and get their goal and gave some games with logically and knowledge and showed some advertisements of Deaf Entertainment Mumbai. They loved to learn it.|
Miss. Arti Umrotkar and Miss. Sophia Shetty got the award of Kerala State of Deaf Women’s Convention.
Every year, it gives the awards and donates them and affiliated the companies who support.
And today they donated (Stitching Machine) one Deaf lady who divorced her husband and felt her home alone so starts to work on her own independent and gets her earning life. She was very happy and grateful to Kerala State of Deaf Women’s Convention.
25 Years Celebration of Navratri
Late Mrs. Anila Parikh
The idea to have Navratri functions was first introduced by late Mrs. Anila Parikh in 1987. She felt that it would be a great place to bring the deaf women and their families together. Over the years our Navratri Program has become a great success encouraging our members to participate and polish their skills.
- Member of Bombay Foundation of Deaf Women
Sitting from Left to Right:
Mrs. Marukh D Bottlewalla (President)
Mrs. Deepa A Virginkar (Vice President)
Miss. Sunita Thomas (General Secretary)
Miss. Nisha S Kaprekar (Programme Secretary)
Hon. Treasure (Mrs. Sophia T Shetty)
Standing from Left to Right: (Ex-Committee Members)
Mrs. Hema A Vithlani
Miss Vidyulata Jayakar
Miss Sonal Shah
Mrs Kaushika M Desai
Mrs. Rupa K Sanghvi
Miss Arti Umrotkar
Some of new joinee members namely Ms. Vidyulata Jayakar, Ms. Sonal Shah, Mrs. Hema Vithlani and Ms. Arti Umrotkar. Miss. Arti Umrotkar joined the new member of Bombay Foundation of Deaf Women in March, 2011 after the training programme from 11th Duskin Leadership in Japan, Tokyo. She is too young, stands and encourages them and assists behind them to develop the future plans and acitivites another as well i.e: Yuva Association of Deaf, Indian Deaf Society, Deaf Entertainment, Dombivali Deaf Associationa, Deaf News Sample. She skills her photographer, websites/blogs, video editing and context writing..
Souvenir 2012, 25 years Celebration of Deaf Women book, designed by Miss. Arti Umrotkar and Mr. Anil Virginkar. (22nd October, 2012)
India Festival: Jai Mata Ki “NavratriIt celebrates of Dandiya and Garba. Mrs. Hema A Vithlani of Deaf Navratri Ustav Secretary
From left to right: Competition: Rangoli with different flowers, Diya decorations and Navratri dresses.
The Bombay Foundation of Deaf Women was founded on 4th December, 2012, 1983 by a few hearing impaired women under the guidance of Miss. Renee Kuriyan of the Delhi Foundation of Deaf Women.
Mrs. Deepa A Virginkar, Aruna J Varadkar, Bakula K Dalal and Aruna A Vaidya managed to bring together about 65 hearing impaired women at Hindu Gymkhana hall, with the ideas of uniting hearing impaired women in Maharashtra. The Bombay Foundation of Deaf Women has adopted the policy of “Hard Toil and Perspiration” and as resolved to work harder for better results, which requires serious thinking and planning.
Today the foundation has 400 members, armed with the ambition of covering all the hearing impaired women and teenagers. With the efforts of the managing committee, members are learning new and different things, like art, craft, stitching, embroidery, cooking etc. They also take part in competitions in different parts of India, write, direct and act in skits and perform folk dances. The Members also participate in exhibitions and selling handicraft goods made by themselves. In this way we strive to encourage, inspire and uplife hearing impaired women through and array of regularly organized activities.
The training provided in stitching and craft leads to employment to those who have artistic talents but have little chance of getting employment. The Bombay Foundation started “Self Service Scheme” on policy of “Earn while to learn” by which it sells products made by the hearing impaired women in exhibitions.
Works of craft and stitching items are one of the regular features of Bombay Foundations activities. During the year through references The Bombay Foundation of Deaf Women participated in INDUS international, Gandhi Smarak Nidhi and other exhibitions. Due to the good quality of stitching and craft products our stall provides great attraction to the consumers but also generates sufficient funds for the members salaries. In brief The Bombay Foundation of Deaf Women is able to create “Hearing Impaired Awareness” through this method.
Our foundation could not have achieved as much without the help of Mr. Damodar A Ambolkar who was a social worker and interpreter for the hearing impaired. Mr. B J shah another social worker who pushed us to develop new activities and Mr. Zal Tavakkuli who was a great philanthropist to our organization.
The Bombay Foundation of Deaf Women also participates in the “All India Festival of Dance, Mime, Drama for the Deaf” which is held every year for 4 days in different cities like Delhi, Mumbai, Hyderabad, Indore, Bhubaneswar, Tata Nagar, Bangalore etc.
This year the organization is hoping to locate a space where committee meetings and workshops can be held for which we need your support, which we are sure you will extend to us for the betterment of our society.
SIGN MUSIC : WORLD SEE ME CELEBRATE
|Top Picture : Sign Music “WORLD SEE ME CELEBRATE”. Bottom left: Mr. Sunil Sahasrabudhe lectured on Being Deaf. Bottom Right: Mr. Sunil Sahasrabudhe lectured on Sign Language.|
Deaf Entertainment Team : We showed our drama “Deaf Baby”. Ms. Arti San was performed on that day.
Mime, Drama, Short documentary movies and many other (Deaf Team) were performed. So many people around 2000 were attended this programme and loved to watch. They had a great time and enjoyed.
Yuva Association of the Deaf Team (from left to right) : Mr.Ramzan Khan, Mr.Ashish Nahar, Ms.Bhavini Modi, Ms.Mansi Shah, Mrs.Mona Shah, Ms.Heena Siddique, Mr.Sujit Sahasrabudhe, Mr.Vicky Shah and Mr.Harish Chaudhary
India Deaf Expo Team and Film maker started the program for two days at Marine Lines. One thousand people were attend this event for two days.
India National Anthem
Deaf Entertainment Team performed for two days (Drama, Sign Music, Short Documentary Movies). Many pictures are given below.
Drama: Stopped Cochlear Implants
Sign Music : India Deaf Expo
Drama : “School Life”
International Deaf performed
We are so proud of Ms. Pooja Barat. She won and stood - 1st Miss Deaf India Model. She is from Mumbai (Maharashtra State).
Miss Deaf India Team
Birla Hall at Marine Line (India Deaf Expo 2012) – 29th and 30th December, 2012
1,000 people were attend at the event (two days) at Marine Lines