3rd India Deaf Expo 2012 : A Conference on Innovative Technologies, Sign Language Awareness and Education for the prosperity of the Deaf
December 29 & 30, 2012   9:00 AM to 8:00 PM    Birla Matushri Sabhagar, Marine Lines, Mumbai

The Organisation Of India Deaf Expo 2012

The team of hard-working deaf members dedicated to smooth organisation and running of India Deaf Expo 2012.

The Board

Chairman

Mr. Alok Kejriwal, B.S. (USA)
Managing Director
Archana Ampoules

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In 1989, after earning the Bachelor of Science degree in Computer Information System from Gallaudet University, Washington DC, USA, he immediately joined his family business as the Managing Director of Archana Ampoules Pvt. Ltd., Mumbai. He is the first Deaf committee member of Ministry of Social Justice and Empowerment, Government of India besides Ali Yavar Jung National Institute of Hearing Handicapped. Formerly the Chairman of India Deaf Expo at Coimbatore in 2007, Patron at Delhi in 2010, and now the Chairman at Mumbai in 2012, his goal is to provide equal access for the Deaf in terms of communication and to enable the Deaf to do better with the right services provided.

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Chief Co-Ordinator

Mr. K. Murali
Founder & Director
DEAF LEADERS

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Murali have been supporting Deaf in the past 30 years. He is the founder and director of DEAF LEADERS which is running 10th Anniversary in 2012 and continuing with many various new projects such as Deaf Expo, Deaf Film, Deaf Youth Leadership & Miss Deaf India. He is also selected as co-ordinator of monitoing committee of Indian Sign Language Research Training Centre. He is an Indian representative of World Miss Deaf, Prague in Europe and cooperator with Miss & Mister Deaf International, USA. He aims for Deaf Vision tomorrow and Growth for Deaf in India.

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Managing Committee Members (MCM)

President

Mr. Aqil Chinoy, (B.A. Computer Science / Information System, Gallaudet University)
Assistant General Manager - Information Technology
A. S. Moloobhoy & Sons

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Born and grew up in loving care of Deaf family, graduated with Bachelors degree in Computer Science from Gallaudet University, Washington DC, USA and currently working as Asst. General Manager of Information Technology in the marine lines, Aqil intends to put all his knowledge and skills to good use for the Deaf community. As the President of 3rd India Deaf Expo 2012 and Miss Deaf India 2012, he invests his time in proper planning to ensure the success of the programme and his primary goal is your satisfaction.

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Vice President

Ms. Sunita Thomas
General Secretary, Bombay Foundation of Deaf Women

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Sunita is the Vice-President of India Deaf Expo 2012 and Miss Deaf India 2012 in Mumbai. She is recipient of National award from the President of India in 2008 and NASEOH award in 2010. She has been adjudged as the Best Film “Deaf Challenge” got the Second Prize at the India Deaf Film Festival 2011 at IGNOU Auditorium, New Delhi on 3rd & 4th Dec 2011. Sunita is currently working as the General Secretary of Bombay Foundation of Deaf Women (BFDW). She enjoys reading newspaper, travelling, learning piano and photography. Her goal is to create awareness amongst deaf in society about this important conference.

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Organising Secretary

Mr. Ivan Almeida
President of India Deaf Society

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He is the President of India Deaf Society (IDS). He participated in India Football team for the 5th Asia-Pacific Game For the Deaf in 1996 at Kuala Lumper, Malaysia and as the manager of India Men Vollyball Team for 18th World Game of the Deaf at Copenhagen, Denmark in 1997. He is currently working in Union Bank of India for over 27 years and now as the Manager. He is proud to be Deaf and his goal is for the Deaf people to develop & be on par with the hearing people.

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Treasurer

Mr. Deepak Khanolkar B.Com
Asst. Manager
Reserve Bank of India

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With B. Com. from Gujarat University, and currently working as Asst. Manager at Reserve Bank of India and as well as the Treasurer of India Deaf Society (IDS), Deepak decided to involve in India Deaf Expo with the aim of helping the Deaf Community and encouraging the Deaf with talents. He participated in National Chess from 1993 till date and had represented India in International Chess Championship at Kazakhstan, Switzerland, Portugal. He had successfully completed 5 Trekking Expeditions.

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Asst. Organising Secretary

Mr. Vipul Shah

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He is currently servicing special institutions like India Deaf Society, All India Deaf Bank Employees Association and other institutions. He was President of Deafline Trust and India Deaf Matrimony (discontinued few years back). His goal is to provide equal opportunities for the Deaf in utilizing their talents/skills/intelligence and to enhance the morale of the Deaf and his present target is to eliminate any forms of discrimination against the Deaf. By joining the most reputed "India Deaf Expo" organised in different parts of India, he is able to achieve his motive of learning from International as well as National Deaf and taking the opportunity to develop Deaf and their lives. Help us to make India Deaf Expo a success.

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Organising Committee Members (OCM)

Convenors

Marketing & Media

Mr. Sunil Sahasrabudhe
Project Coordinator (Technical) of ISL Cell at Ali Yavar Jung National Institute for Hearing Handicapped

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At the above mentioned desigantion, his job is to coordinate ISL Interpreting and Teacher Training courses offered at 5 different centres of AYJNIHH in India. He also encourages and helps in setting up and running of interpreting course by different agencies all over India. By joining Deaf Expo 2012 as Convenor of Marketing and Media, his main goal is to promote the Deaf Expo event for mass awareness as well as to propagate information relating to Indian Deaf Community, its sign language & culture, assistive technologies, interpreting services and as such for empowerment within Deaf community and for awareness among public in general.

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Sessions

Mr. Vicky Shah
President - Yuva Association of the Deaf (YAD)

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He is working as the President of Yuva association of the Deaf at AYJNIHH in Bandra. Also he is working as a teacher for training Indian Sign Language (ISL). His aim is to encourage DeafAwareness and Deaf Unity through India Deaf Expo 2012.

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Entertainment

Mrs. Romila Shah
Member of Bombay Foundation of Deaf Women

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Romila is fond of different cultural dancing and acting since her childhood. She attended Deaf Film Festival in Delhi in December 2011. She is currently learning new experiences along with growth in her passion of helping other Deaf in dances and dramas with the goal of giving equal opportunities for the Deaf in utilizing their talents/skills/intelligence. She is member of Bombay Foundation of Deaf Women. She is enjoys surfing internet, watching TV, playing badminton, cooking and travelling. She is ready for the new experiences and challenges as Entertainment Convenor of India Deaf Expo 2012.

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Technicial

Mr. Kamal Jagasia

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Whatever happens, he is always prepared in advance. Selected to work as Technical Convenor of India Deaf Expo, his goal is to ensure that everything is kept ready several weeks before the Conference and to ensure that operations at the Conference runs smoothly. With volunteers under his supervision, he wishes to guarantee the comfort of every Delegate and to ensure that the Conference policies are followed.

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Registration

Ms. Bhavini Modi
Treasurer - Yuva Association of the Deaf (YAD)

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She loves putting her feet in different places to learn new experiences, face and overcome challenges. Because of this, she is currently working as the treasurer of Yuva association of the Deaf (YAD) at AYJNIHH in Bandra. She is also working at Ishara Foundation teaching the Deaf students the Bi-ingual course in English through ISL to enable their smooth communication with hearing persons and lead an independent life themselves. Furthermore, she is working at V-Shesh for training Deaf in English courses and real life-challenging skills, and to place them in different kinds of job. She supports India Expo in its growth and development and looks forward to the new experiences and challenges she will face as the Registration Convenor.

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Accomodation

Mr. Sanjay Luie D'Souza (B.F.A. degree, Mumbai University)
Senior Interior Designer - Talati and Panthkay Pvt. Ltd.

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He graduated with a Bachelors degree of Fine Arts in Mumbai University. He is currently working as Senior Interior Designer at Talati and Panthkay Pvt Ltd and had been awarded for his Project design work from GVK (Mumbai International Airport Pvt Ltd) in 2008. He has administered all phases of complex projects from conceptual planning through construction administered all over India. He has strong leadership and skills and a high level of technical knowledge and his team has worked on a wide range of highly specialized commercial projects such as airport terminals, offices, shopping malls, theatre, hotels, restaurants. Sanjay’s professional experience will help in ensuring that most delegates get their accomodation prepared in advance.


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Exhibitions

Mr. Dhananjaya Paranjype
Photographer - Ali Yavar Jung National Institute of Hearing Handicapped

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He is working as the photographer at Ali Yavar Jung National Institute of Hearing Handicapped (AYJNIHH) since 1987. Having passed matrix Diploma in interior design, he takes the responsibility of Exhibition for India Deaf Expo with the goal of helping the Deaf. He has also achieved a Certificate in textile design and Diploma in Photography. His favorite hobby is trekking in Sahyadra and Himalya, travelling around parts of India taking his creative art of photography along with him.

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