The Deaflympic lesson has united Khanty-Mansiysk, Moscow and Magnitogorsk.
The all-Russian Deaflympic lessons were given in educational institutions of Khanty-Mansiysk Autonomous Okrug – Ugra, Chelyabinsk region and other parts of Russia to celebrate 100 days to go for the start of the Deaflympics. Pupils and students were told about the importance of the coming Games, taught how to communicate with deaf people and learnt some phrases in sign language.
The Governor of Ugra Natalia Komarova has attended the lesson together with the students of Ugra State University: «I think that such lessons are not only helping people to get new knowledge and skills, but also to become compassionate, kind-hearted and able to surmount any hurdles and build up good relationships with people».
With the help of video-conference people of Ugra were greeted from Moscow by the Deputy Minister of Sports of Russian Federation Pavel Kolobkov, the President of the International Committee of Sports for the Deaf Valeriy Rukhledev, the President of the Russian Committee of Deaf Sports Alexander Romantsov, as well as athletes and organizing committee members from Magnitogorsk.
Pavel Kolobkov has noted that today, on December’17’2014 we are celebrating 100 days before the start of the Deaflympics; Deaflympic lessons were held in schools of Khanty-Mansiysk Autonomous Okrug and Chelyabinsk region: «In Ugra the event was conducted in more than 400 schools. The Ministry of Education and Science of Russian Federation has supported this initiative and during these 100 days pupils from other schools of our country will attend these lessons as well. I think that such an event will play an important role in promoting healthy lifestyle and cultivating the Deaflympic movement».
In the end of the meeting Natalia Komarova has informed the audience about the process of getting ready to meet the quests from all parts of the world. «We don’t want to disappoint athletes and their fans. I hope that the results of the Deaflympic training will be good and long-lasting. We are forming the basis we are going to use for many years. This is the ability of people of Ugra to communicate with other people to matter if they are able to speak, move and hear or not. This is very important that’s why we got down to this work. The world experience proves that such important sport events always lead to the growth of public interest in sport , thousands of girls and boys are starting going in for sport, – said the Governor. – I expect that we will open new athletic classes for people with disabilities in sport schools of the region. Now we have one of the leading positions in Russia for bringing disabled people in sport. These competitions will give us a new impulse for developing deaf sport».