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2020 Speakers


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Tshering Tobgay
Environmentalist, FEB 2020
Tshering Tobgay
Shneel Malik
Design & Tech, FEB 2020
Shneel Malik
Jay Walder
FEB 2020, Technology
Jay Walder
Danish Siddiqui
FEB 2020, Photography
Danish Siddiqui
Nirupa Rao
FEB 2020
Nirupa Rao
Yuval Mor
FEB 2020, Health
Yuval Mor
Oded Shoseyov
Bio-Tech, FEB 2020
Oded Shoseyov
Tom Thum
FEB 2020, Music
Tom Thum
Lily Peng
FEB 2020, Health
Lily Peng
Dr. Shruti Kapoor
FEB 2020, Think / Re-Think
Dr. Shruti Kapoor
Karen Hao
FEB 2020, Journalism
Karen Hao
Vrishab Krishna
FEB 2020, Prodigy
Vrishab Krishna
Rishab Jain
FEB 2020, Prodigy
Rishab Jain
Hajer Sharief
Activism, FEB 2020
Hajer Sharief
Gangadhar Patil
FEB 2020, Journalism
Gangadhar Patil
Bruce Friedrich
FEB 2020, Food
Bruce Friedrich
Eli Beer
FEB 2020, Think / Re-Think
Eli Beer
Licypriya Kangujam
Activism, FEB 2020
Licypriya Kangujam
Lili Haydn & Opium Moon
FEB 2020, Music
Lili Haydn & Opium Moon
Jyoti Parveen
FEB 2020, Performance
Jyoti Parveen
Supriya Kumari
FEB 2020, Performance
Supriya Kumari
Jigyasa Labroo
FEB 2020, Performance
Jigyasa Labroo
Muskan Tanwani
FEB 2020, Performance
Muskan Tanwani
Abbass Ali
FEB 2020, Performance
Abbass Ali
Chanda Singh Chauhan
FEB 2020, Performance
Chanda Singh Chauhan
Arnav Kapur
FEB 2020, Tech
Arnav Kapur
Shayamal Vallabhjee
FEB 2020, Host
Shayamal Vallabhjee
Mohammad Muneem
FEB 2020, Performance
Mohammad Muneem

Our Past Speakers


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Ruma Roka

Ruma Roka is a graduate from Delhi University. A restless home maker aspiring to find her mission in life, she nurtured a dream of running a school one day for special ability children. The dream took inspired her to learn sign language at the AIJNIHH(National Institute for the Hearing impaired) She has no deaf people in her family and had never been exposed to the deaf world before. Learning sign language opened up her life to a community that had been sidelined for years from education and employment.

Later, with the money from a matured insurance policy and a small two bedroom apartment belonging to her husband, she founded the not- for- profit NGO Noida Deaf Society in 2005. Her mission was to train and build skills in deaf youth so that they can get employed and become a value add to our society thereby leading lives of dignity and hope.. The organization started with just 5 students with her as the single teacher teaching the students how to communicate in English in the written form.

Today NDS has 5 centers in three states of India –Rajasthan, Haryana, Delhi and Noida and .is impacting more than 1500 deaf youth every year who are coming from across the country and has facilitated employment in for over 500 deaf in top organizations in the country.

Ruma has won recognition for these efforts and has been covered by major news papers and magazines in Delhi. Earlier she was chosen to interpret for the speech of Mr. Abdul Kalam former president of India for the deaf at the National Awards Ceremony held on World Disabiilty Day for two consecutive years. (2006 and 2007). She has been holding workshops on sign language and creating awareness about the deaf community in mainstream schools like Sardar Patel Vidhalaya and has taught deaf school children in special schools like Amarjyoti Rehabilitation School. She also represented the deaf cause at various forums in the country, speaking about the abilities and challenges that deaf people face in India. She was also selected to interpret for the Indian Deaf Team at the International Abylimpics held in Japan in the year 2007.

Her organization went on to bag the prestigious NCPEDP Shell Helen Keller Award in the year 2008, for the exemplary work that it has been doing with the deaf community. In 2010 she was honored by the channel IBN7 as a community ‘Idol Maker’ for her work with this much marginalized community.