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Bhopal: CD of national anthem in sign language launched

Bhopal: A video of national anthem in sign language was launched at Arushi NGO on Thursday. Arushi, in association with department of social justice, MP, Wecare Film Fest and Brotherhood, Delhi produced the video for the first time and its aim is to spread awareness in society. Legendary actor Amitabh Bachchan is leading persons with disabilities in this video.

The concept of the video is by Satish Kapoor from Brotherhood, music by late Aadesh Shrivastava and directed by Govind Nihlani.  The video was formally launched by Nirmala Buch, former state chief secretary and Ashok Shah, principal secretary, department of social justice, MP. Besides Bhopal, the film was also released in Delhi, Kolhapur, Goa and Chandigarh.

Addressing the programme Shah said, “This is really a great initiative where everyone is standing on common platform irrespective of whether a person can hear or not.The need for training and sensitisation of parents and teachers regarding disability was also spoken about. This has given a message that this video has removed the barrier of understanding the Anthem by persons with hearing impairment.”

“It is very good initiative to bring equality. We all are equal and it is the right of persons with disabilities to enjoy all the aspects of life,” said Buch. She emphasised upon the aspects of accessibility and inclusion and how persons with disabilities are unable to do certain things or go to certain places as they are not accessible.

Anil Mudgal, founder of Arushi said “The aim of the video is to create awareness among people towards differently-abled person. We had been working on the video for the two years.  It has been shot in Mumbai.  We are planning to play the video in all Cineplex in the city.” Dr Rohit Trivedi from Sarojini Naidu Govt Girls PG College was also present during the programme. After the launch, the film was screened.


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