Chandigarh, Sep 27: The Haryana government has decided to start professional courses for the deaf and dumb students in the Industrial Training Institutes of the state.
The Industrial Training Institute (ITI) of Gurgaon is being developed as a hub in which new professional courses and degree programmes would be started to give training to such children for making them self-reliant.
This was stated by Haryana Deaf and Dumb Welfare Samiti chairperson Anita Sharma while addressing the players at 8th state level Shravan-Vani Viklang Sports Competition at Sirsa today.
As many as 250 deaf and dumb boys and girls were participating in this two-day competition.
She said deaf and dumb students had been given admission in the institute at Gurgaon to impart them professional training.
''Many of them had been able to get jobs in big companies after completing their training at this institute. Process had been initiated to start professional courses for these children in the Industrial Training Institutes located at the district level of the state in near future, she added.
Dr Sharma said many schemes had been launched for the deaf and dumb students by the state government. These students had been given jobs in government departments. Their pension had also been doubled from Rs 300 to Rs 600.