The formal inauguration of event started at 11AM in the conference hall. Mr.Sikandar Alam, a student of Aligarh Muslim University and a member of The Indian Stammering Association (TISA) co-ordinated this program. Members of Delhi chapter of TISA attended this event to share the philosophy of TISA and how TISA offers to help people who stammer by organizing self help group (SHG) meets where various ways of managing stammering are discussed.
It was a gathering of around 40 people comprising 9 members of Delhi SHG (self help group), 4 volunteers from AMU (managed all arrangements) and 25 people from AMU and nearby places. Among the participants, there were 3 children who came with their guardians to get benefited from this event.
After welcoming the chief guests and chanting of holy kuran teachings, Mr.Sikandar alam (Event coordinator and a student at AMU) start the proceedings with a fine speech throwing light on the history and motto of The Indian Stammering Association.
Then, members of Delhi SHG gave brief talks on below topics :
1. What is stammering? Various possible reasosns (known till date) for origin of stammering in childhood and how it can shape up as a major communication hurdle by adulthood.
2. Importance of Acceptance of the problem.Role of acceptance and positive attitude in getting out of stammering and becoming a good communicator.
3. Importance of Self help group concept.How self help group of stammerers can bring out wonderful results for all the member stammerers in long run.
4. Brief explanation of various speech techniques used worldwide to manage stammering.
All these sessions were interactive sessions making sure participation of all the participants.
All the participants took keen interest in all these sessions and a lot of questions were raised by them.Delhi SHG members answered to these queries to the best of their present day knowledge.
One of the member of Delhi SHG had attended a similar session in USA, organized by National Stuttering Association(NSA, USA). He shared his experience and it was concluded that SHG concept is given prime importance in USA as well to manage stammering.
Then, all the participants were given the chance to come up on the stage and gave a small talk over the microphone infront of the whole audience. Every one share his experiences and their eagerness to join the Aligarh SHG meetings to be organized every weekend. Mr.Sikandar alam was designated as the co-ordinator for Aligarh chapter of The Indian Stammering Association and SHG meetings in AMU will be co-ordinated by him.
Smiling faces of participants and their enthusiasm acknowledged the success of the event.Delhi SHG members assured the continuous support to make AMU SHG meets successful. The event was concluded at 3 PM.
Sikander Alam !!!!! We are proud of you !!!!