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  • The 20-year old woman in Odisha's Ganjam district has been imparting teaching to some of the differently-abled students through sign language after their special schools got shut due to the...
    Deaf and mute teacher, students bridge gap with sign language
    She is deaf and mute, her students are also in the same boat. But that did not stop their classes as they used sign language to cross the barrier of communication.The 20-year old woman in Odisha's Ganjam district has been imparting teaching to some of the differently-abled students through sign language after their special schools got shut due to the coronavirus pandemic.Rinki Gouda, a deaf-and-mute third-year student of a college in Bhubaneswar, is staying at her home at Lanjia village as her college was shut due to the COVID-19 situation.In Lanjia, about 173 km south of Bhubaneswar in Kukudakhandi block, there are at least another four deaf-and-mute students who are in classes 7-9 and at their homes as their schools were shut since the first wave of the pandemic last year.At this juncture, Gouda, who had known sign language during her...
  • Eight-year-old dives into the ocean to clean up plastic waste Eight-year-old dives into the ocean to clean up plastic waste

    Updated On: Jul, 30, 202107:44 AM

    When scuba diving instructor Aravind Tharunsri’s daughter Thaaragai Aarathana turned eight she did her first scuba diving at Rameswaram. After going under the water, she realised how much the ocean is...

  • Tendulkar helps farmer's daughter to pursue her dream of becoming a doctor Tendulkar helps farmer's daughter to pursue her dream of becoming a doctor

    Cricket icon Sachin Tendulkar has once again shown his philanthropic avatar to help Dipti Vishwasrao, daughter of a poor farmer, realise her dreams of pursuing a medical degree.

  • Odisha: 72-year-old Tree Teacher plants more than 30,000 trees over 60 years Odisha: 72-year-old Tree Teacher plants more than 30,000 trees over 60 years

    Antarjyami Sahoo alias Gachha Sir (Tree teacher) of Kintilo village in Nayagarh District of Odisha has planted more than 30,000 trees in the last 60 years in public places across the state.

  • IT employees' organisation in Kerala to help freshers get jobs IT employees' organisation in Kerala to help freshers get jobs

    hese training sessions led by domain experts are being organized free of cost, it said.

  • PM praises Nilgiris café owner for donating auto ambulances PM praises Nilgiris café owner for donating auto ambulances

    Updated On: Jul, 26, 202107:29 AM

    A café owner in Coonoor in The Nilgiris has earned the praise of Prime Minister Narendra Modi for rolling out ‘autorickshaw ambulances – AmbuRx’ to enhance mobility of patients in the hill district.

  • Animal activist raising funds to build shelter as monsoon is underway Animal activist raising funds to build shelter as monsoon is underway

    A young animal activist is in urgent need of funds to construct sheds for rescued animals at their animal sanctuary as the monsoon is underway.

  • Collector embarks on a clear mission to offer a ‘clean’ vision of Tirupattur district Collector embarks on a clear mission to offer a ‘clean’ vision of Tirupattur district

    Leading by example, Collector Amar Kuswaha was in the forefront of removing accumulated garbage from various places on Friday in an effort to maintain Tirupattur district clean.

  • MasterChef Australia winner Justin Narayan to assist Mumbai charity MasterChef Australia winner Justin Narayan to assist Mumbai charity

    Having been a youth pastor with a mission to create a fun and safe environment for teens, working with disadvantaged children is as important for Justin as setting up a food truck or restaurant...

  • Collector goes on sea inspection as purse seine net row intensifies Collector goes on sea inspection as purse seine net row intensifies

    Updated On: Jul, 22, 202103:16 PM

    With the use of purse seine net, despite the ban, threatening to snowball into a law and order issue, Cuddalore Collector K Balasubramaniam went to sea to inspect if the prohibited nets were being...