Deaf and mute Kolkata couples get married with a sign language interpreter & # 039; Reading & # 039; the mantra

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At the wedding, sign language expert Rajani Banerjee was present, who interpreted the wedding mantras for the couple and their guests.

Deaf and mute Kolkata couples marry the sign language interpreter who reads the mantra
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Weddings are noisy. The sound of Shehnai and dhol, the shouting of the people, the rattling of the plates and in the case of Bengali households the sound ofuluare treacherous accompaniments to weddings. However, a wedding in Kolkata's New Barrackpore had none of that. Or even if the bride and groom and many of the guests didn't hear it.

This is because the couple – 40-year-old Sumanta Ghosh and 38-year-old Paromita Ghosh – were as deaf and dumb as many of the around 60 guests at the wedding. At the wedding, sign language expert Rajani Banerjee was present, who interpreted the wedding mantras for the couple and their guests.

The wedding took place on Tuesday evening, and although the ceremony took a little longer than usual, the bride and groom were happy with the results as every mantra was interpreted by Banerjee.

Banerjee is the daughter of Rameshwar Banerjee, who retired as headmaster at Calcutta Deaf & Dumb School in Rajabazar, Bangla Anandabazar Patrika reported.

Several disability rights activists across the country have had greater recognition of & # 39; Indian Sign Language & # 39; (ISL) in the country's educational curriculum and in culture.

To help deaf and dumb people communicate better, the Indian Sign Language Research and Education Center in Delhi created the first edition of the ISL dictionary in 2018, which consisted of 3,000 ISL words. The first dictionary of this kind was revised in March 2019. The second edition contained up to 6,000 words.

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