A two-day cultural programme by speech and hearing impaired children, organised jointly by Karnataka State Association for Hearing Impaired (KSAHI) and Rajkumari Doddammanni Ashram, Mysore, commenced this morning at Nanjaraja Bahadur Choultry on Vinoba Road here.

Over 200 students with hearing and speech impairment from across the State are participating in the programme.

The impaired students were seen presenting folk dances with flawless precision and rhythm which posed a challenge to their normal counter-parts well-endowed with nature's gifts.

Deputy Director of Women Welfare N.R. Vijay inaugurated the programme. About 19 troupes of students are participating in the event.

KSAHI President R. Ramegowda, Secretary Sridhar, Government School for Hearing Impaired Superintendent H.R. Srinivas, Environmentalist Vasanthkumar Mysoremath, Shivaprakash of Aishwarya Developers, SBI Manager Srisha Keshava, MMC&RI Assistant Administrative Officer J. Puttaswamy and others were present.