Hello! This is the Carrom program. What is your sign name? Harjit Singh Bharara What is your designation in the committee? Chairman Oh Chairman! For how many years have you organised the carrom program for? 11 years. 11 years? Wow! Do you have an aim in mind, when you help the deaf community? I help by with advertisement and sponsors. I help the deaf communicate with the hearing sponsors. I then help the hearing to understand the deaf and give them sponsors. Great! He supports the deaf community, by using his contacts. Thank you! Great. What is your sign name? My name is Anil Shinde. This is my sign name. What is your designation in the committee? I am the President. Oh President. How many years how you worked with this association for? For 12 years. Oh 12 years. When was this carrom association founded? It was founded in 2005. so it’s been 12 years now. 12 years that is really great. As the President of the carrom association, what is your aim in helping the deaf? As the President, I want to encourage people in Mumbai and Maharashtra to play carrom. This is the first time I have seen this. There are many cricket programs. In Mumbai there were no carrom programs . So I started it. Great! What is your sign name. This is my sign name. In the carrom committee what is your designation? General Secretary How many years have you worked with them for? For 9 years. As the General Secretary, why did you start this carrom competition? How do the deaf benefit from this? Nobody supports the deaf, they never get to benefit. I wanted this game because keeps it a person fit. In competitions for the hearing, the deaf can only watch. I wanted the deaf to participate in matches as well. So I started working for this association in 2009. Earlier the carrom competition was very small. As time went by we slowly grew. The deaf are extremely happy as they get to be active and not be bored. In competitions for the hearing, they only watch and never participate. Here we give awards, certificates which the they benefit from in the future. I want the deaf and the hearing to be equals. The hearing people will understand that even the deaf have such events. The deaf are equals. We had participants from Pune, Nashik and Solapur, but they did not have the time to come. That’s great. For the first time a carrom competition like this was held in Mumbai.