Md. Sifan is a 3 year old boy who was born deaf. His deafness was detected at the age of 2 years. His parents never thought that he could be deaf and were only worrying about his delayed speech. Taking him to a doctor to find out he wasn’t speaking made them realize that it was related to deafness.

Sifan has been coming to the resource centre set up by VAANI, Deaf Children’s Foundation in Kolkata, where he is learning to communicate in a manner he is most comfortable with.

Sifan and his family attended the Family Day organised by VAANI on 15th September 2010 in Pandua district of West Bengal. He went about the day with childlike amazement. He was enthralled by the activities of the Circus and Disney characters, the balloons, the party caps and the games. He participated in every activity and seemed happy to be part of the celebrations. His mother Shabina says it was a great outing for her children after Eid and was almost like an extension of Eid celebrations.


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