JAMMU: In a proud moment, Vaishali Raina has become the first specially-abled person from Jammu and Kashmir to get the 2-year Diploma in Teaching Indian Sign Language (DTISL).
An alumnus of Samaj Kalyan Kendra (SKK)-run School for hearing handicapped in Jammu, Vaishali is now qualified to teach Indian Sign Language to deaf students.
Vaishali passed her Diploma course from the Indian Sign Language Research & Training Centre of the Department of Empowerment of Persons with Disability, Government of India. In the examination conducted by the National Board of Examination in Rehabilitation of the Ministry of Social Justice & Empowerment, Vaishali has secured 82.65 per cent marks.
Earlier, she had done her BCA & was selected in Finance Department, Jammu and Kashmir.
President of Samaj Kalyan Kendra, Mr K B Jandial has congratulated Vaishali for her outstanding performance.
“With her hard work and determination, Vaishali has stood out and made a mark for herself. The Samaj Kalyan Kendra encourages its alumni to go for higher studies by reimbursing 50 per cent of the semester fee out of a Fund set up for the purpose,” Jandial said, adding that SKK has offered Vaishali every help she needs in any other higher course.