A group of parents of deaf children met in Kolkata on 29 September for a session on the need for networking and the formation of support groups to help them in bringing up their deaf children. Over 60 parents attended this meeting. This was VAANI’s first Annual Parents’ Meet in Kolkata. Frank Anthony Public School very generously allowed VAANI to use its auditorium, which was abuzz with parents sharing their experiences with each other enthusiastically. The need for coming together to fight for the rights of their deaf children was voiced and it was great to see parents exchanging numbers to make sure they kept in touch.