Amitabh Bachchan features in National Anthem video in sign language for disabled
In a new development, Indian National Anthem video in sign language was launched by the Human Resource Development (HRD) Ministry on Thursday. Directed by veteran film-maker Govind Nihalani, the video features disabled and partially disabled children.
In the video, the children are singing the National Anthem in sign language against the backdrop of the Red Fort. It also features filmstar Amitabh Bachchan.
The ministry in a statement said that the film is conceptualised by Satish Kapoor, who is the Founder Director of We Care Film Festival. We Care Film Festival produced the film under the aegis of an NGO, Brotherhood. It further read that the music is scored by late Aadesh Shrivastava.
Meanwhile, Minister of State for HRD, Mahendra Nath Pandey, praised Prime Minister Modi for his decision of including “divyangjan” in the country’s development. He said that according to Modi ji India’s development will complete when divyangjan will become an integral part of it and come forward in the nation building. The word “divyang”means divine body. It was Modi ji who suggested this term be used instead of ‘viklang’ for persons with disability.
He also praised the government’s decision to increase reservation in government vacancies from three per cent to four per cent for persons with benchmark disability.