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World View  |   January 01, 1992
A Personal Journey to a Different Kind of Convention
 
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  • M. N. Hegde
    California State University-Fresno
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World View   |   January 01, 1992
A Personal Journey to a Different Kind of Convention
American Journal of Speech-Language Pathology, January 1992, Vol. 1, 13-14. doi:10.1044/1058-0360.0102.13
 
American Journal of Speech-Language Pathology, January 1992, Vol. 1, 13-14. doi:10.1044/1058-0360.0102.13
Before 1990, the ASHA convention had been the only national convention of speech-language pathologists and audiologists that I had ever attended. But then, in February of that year, I attended the national convention of the Indian Speech and Hearing Association in New Delhi, India. There I met many leaders of the profession and students in training. Interestingly, several leading professionals who presented at the convention had been my students when I taught in India some 20 years ago. They are now in charge of a young but growing profession in India.
Consistent with tradition, the Minister of Social Welfare of the Government of India inaugurated this convention of speech and hearing professionals. Children with hearing impairments presented flowers to the minister, and the state-controlled national television televised his address. Soon after the inaugural session, I gave a speech with a laureate title, “Rathna Oration,” named after Dr. N. Rathna, the man who launched the speech and hearing profession in India in the mid-1960s.
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