Hearing impaired get chance to search for life partners

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New Delhi, May 18 (UNI) At least 150 people participated today in a programme for the deaf to find their life partners.

The 16th 'Pranay Milan Sammelan' was open for all hearing impaired irrespective of caste or creed, poor or rich.

''Every one has the right to live with happiness in life and it doesn't matter if the person is physically challenged. It is true that marriages are made in heaven but we are trying to help such people to search for their life partner,'' said Gunjan Sinha, group manager, corporate communications, People Group, a co-organiser of the programme.

The Pranay Milan Sammelan-2008 was organised here by Shaadi.Com, world's largest matrimonial service, with support of Delhi Foundation of Deaf Women(DFDW).

Hearing impaired people registered themselves with Shaadi.Com with full information about their background.

''I am very thankful to DFDW and Shaadi.Com that they helped our family to find a life partner for my brother,'' said Pratibha, sister of Manish Kumar Tanwar, deaf by birth, who married Ankita through the Pranay Milan Sammelan last year.

DFDW and Shaadi.Com were organising this Sammelan jointly for two years. DFDW is not only working for improving the credentials of deaf populace but also provides training to them to become independent earning member of the family.

''We provide help to these people absolutely free. We are pleased to help them. People are choosing their life partners in our programme without caring about their tradition and cultures.

Thousands of couples were get married through our assistance,'' said Ms Gunjan.

''Really this kind of step can help people a lot who are facing difficulties to search their life partners only because they are physically challenged, ''added Pratibha.

DFDW is a connecting link with those who seek matrimonial assistance. The Sammelan has seen successful culmination into matrimony of many couples where the children born are healthy and normal.

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