International Sign language day | Hamro Patro

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International Sign language day

Let's remember the sign language translators who are sitting next to the news, in the corona update of the Ministry of Health and in many videos. The hints of these experts help many to understand the news, the voice works for those who do not hear. World Sign Language Day is celebrated every year on September 23. The context of this year's Sign Language Day is a little different. he whole world depends on the information they receive at corona and infection risk and the sources of information may not be friendly to everyone, the significance and environment of Sign Language Day this year is different.

In the post-Corona world, the day advocates for services, facilities and news through the technology and means of a friendly structure that is necessary not only for the deaf members but also for other physical disabilities. 

The promotion and use of sign language is also on the list of sustainable development goals of the United Nations, which was celebrated for the first time in 2018. The aim of this day is to bring everyone together in the mainstream of development with the aim of not leaving anyone behind. According to the World Federation of the Deaf, there are approximately 72 million deaf people worldwide. More than 80% of them live in developing countries. Collectively, they use more than 300 different sign languages. Sign languages are fully fledged natural languages, structurally distinct from the spoken languages. There is also an international sign language, which is used by deaf people in international meetings and informally when travelling and socializing. It is considered a pidgin form of sign language that is not as complex as natural sign languages and has a limited lexicon.

The International Sign Language Day 2020 is envisaged with the resolution that the leadership of every corner of the globe should include the use of sign language locally, nationally and regionally. Meaningful wishes to all on this day.

Suyog Dhakal

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