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Govt launches new video of national anthem in sign language

Press Trust of India  |  New Delhi 

Union Minister Nath Pandey today launched a new video of the National Anthem in sign language and said the addressed the physically challeged "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. We used to refer to people falling in the category as disabled (viklang), but now the has modified the definition to divyang," the Minister of State for Human Resource Development said.


The 3.35 minute video, directed by Govind Nihalani, stars star along with physically challenged children performing the anthem in sign language with the Red Fort in the background.

"This is one of the efforts made to make their survival easier. is an ancient country and sign language has been used since ancient times," the minister said.

United Nations Information Centre for and Bhutan Director Derek Segaar and BJP National Spokesperson Sudesh Verma were also present on the occasion.

The video was also launched in Goa, Bhopal, Chandigarh and Kolhapur.

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First Published: Thu, August 10 2017. 17:13 IST
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