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September 27, 2004

Differently-abled steer into Hyundai car plant

From: News Today, India - Sep 27, 2004

NT Bureau Chennai, Sept 27:

Observing the International Day of the Deaf, or for that matter any such day, is an occasion to tell these differently-abled people that 'we care.' Hyundai Motor India (HMIL), one of India's premier car-makers, decided to observe the day in a special way.

The hearing- impaired children from the Clarke School for Dumb and Deaf visited the Hyundai plant on Saturday as part of the company's Corporate Social Responsibility Programme. The students were taken on a factory tour with special guides to explain the processes in sign language.

Earlier, the special guests had lunch with the top management of the company. HMIL vice-president (HR) G Ramesh said that such tours would help youngsters overcome their anxieties and build confidence. The company had also formulated policies to explore opportunities to accommodate the disabled among its employees, he added.

The tour ended on a very happy note with each of the student receiving a wristwatch as a memento from the company.

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