Updated: Jan 31, 2022
Sign languages are languages that use the visual-manual modality to convey meaning. Sign languages are expressed through manual articulations in combination with non-manual elements. Sign languages are full-fledged natural languages with their own grammar and lexicon. Sign languages are not universal and are usually not mutually intelligible with each other, although there are also similarities among different sign languages.
Linguists consider both spoken and signed communication to be types of natural language, meaning that both emerged through an abstract, protracted aging process and evolved over time without meticulous planning. Sign language should not be confused with body language, a type of nonverbal communication.
Wherever communities of deaf people exist, sign languages have developed as useful means of communication, and they form the core of local Deaf cultures. Although signing is used primarily by the deaf and hard of hearing, it is also used by hearing individuals, such as those unable to physically speak, those who have trouble with spoken language due to a disability or condition, or those with deaf family members, such as children of deaf adults.
On behalf of Gajera Trust, Our school organised a workshop on Sign language. In that workshop Miss Shambhavi Thite and team from Vatsalya Dham demonstrated different signs like :- greetings, alphabets, numerics and months etc. Students from grade 6 to 11 participated in the workshop actively and also enjoyed learning sign language along with Miss Shambhavi Thite. Our educators also actively participated in this workshop. Even Our Principal and Vice Principal also learnt about sign language.
At last the workshop was wrapped up by giving vote of thanks by Our Principal Mr. Nitin Patil .