History of YAD
From 2005 to 2009, ishara was conducting bilingualism classes for the deaf every week and in the Sundays the deaf people of all ages gathered to socialize and share on up-to-date news. However, in 2009, when ishara got shifted to Mulund, there was no hall available for socialising every Sunday.
It was then, the deaf leaders Rohan, Shafique and Vicky, realized the need of socialization of the deaf youths and after thorough search, Vicky and Shafique reserved the hall at Ali Yavar Jung National Institute of Hearing Handicapped (AYJNIHH), Bandra, for social gathering every Sunday, courtesy of Mr. Rangasayee Raghunatha Rao, Director of AYJNIHH.
So in March 28, 2010, the deaf gathered once again after a long gap, and they started planning for formation of an organisation dedicated to the Deaf Youth. “Yuva Association of the Deaf (YAD)” was then formed and the election took place on June 2010. As suggested by Sujit Sahasrabudhe, “Yuva” is a hindi word for “youth”.
From that time onwards, YAD was conducting various events such as news updates, activities, games, lectures, etc. for the deaf youth aged 18 to 35 every Sunday.
Committee of YAD 2010 - 2014
Heena Kausar Siddiqui
Brief Video on History of YAD from 2010 to 2014
Posted on 03 Sep 2017.