Deaf to the achievements of the deaf

2017 August 5

On August 1, Times of India reported that though the Indian Deaflympics contingent won five medals at the 2017 Deaflympics held in Samsun, Turkey (July 18th to 30th), there was hardly anyone at the airport to welcome them back with cheers.

Compare that with the milling crowds that welcome back a cricket team after an international victory.

It is easy to blame it all on the sports Ministry or the Sports Authority of India; but we would like to ask, where were we all?

Hubert Humphrey said, “The moral test of a society is how that society treats those who are in the dawn of life…the children; those who are in the twilight of life…the elderly; and those who are in the shadows of life…the sick, the needy, and the handicapped.”

Now let us judge ourselves.

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