The Union Minister Mahendra Nath Pandey, launched a new video of the National Anthem in sign language, featuring disabled and partially disabled children.
The video is 3 minutes long and is directed by Govind Nihalani, featuring Bollywood megastar Amitabh Bachchan along with physically challenged children performing the anthem in sign language with the Red Fort in the background.
Speaking on the occasion here, Minister of State for HRD Mahendra Nath Pandey, said, “The government addressed the physically challenged “divyang” and not “viklang” to ensure there was no distinction. This is a proud moment for us that the National Anthem has been produced in sign language for those who depend on it.”
The Minister of State also showed gratitude to Prime Minister Narendra Modi for his call for the inclusion of “divyangjan” in the country’s development. And to that, he said, “Narendra Modi has a vision that India’s development will be complete when our divyangjan become an integral part of it and come forward in the nation building.”
On this occasion, United Nations Information Centre for India and Bhutan Director Derek Segaar and BJP National Spokesperson Sudesh Verma were also present.