Apoorv Om, a young innovative hearing impaired artist and activist from New Delhi, who advocates for deaf inclusion into the mainstream called on Governor Rajendra Vishwanath Arlekar at Raj Bhavan, today. He presented personalized portrait paintings to the Governor on the occasion.
The Governor honoured him by presenting Himachali Cap and Shawl and said that Apoorv Om was very talented in all respects. His paintings and works in different sphere speak itself and that’s why he was honoured as a Youth Advocate for the UN Sustainable Development Goals and awarded India’s National Award for Empowerment of Persons with Disabilities (Divyangjan) by the President of India.
“It is appreciable that he advocates for using the many digital technologies already available, such as voice-to-text apps, to help disabled people and the wider population communicate with each other in real-time”, he added.
Apoorv Om is also a yoga instructor, sketch artist and 2D/3D hanging model architect. He has presented his artwork to prominent figures around the world.
Secretary to Governor Rajesh Sharma was also present on the occasion.