Union Minister reveals plan to set up sign language research centre, university on disability studies
“Helping people with disabilities to realise their full potential and to make them live a life of dignity, independence and satisfaction is our mission,” said Union Social Justice Minister Thawar Chand Gehlot.
The government is planning to set up an Indian Sign Language Research and Training Centre and a national university for rehabilitation and disability studies, Union Social Justice Minister Thawar Chand Gehlot said.
- Speaking at the Rehabilitation International World Congress at Edinburgh in Scotland, Gehlot said, “We believe our policies and programmes should be proactive so that the persons with disabilities can integrate with the mainstream having financial, educational and skill-based support.”
- “For needs and development of persons with disabilities, the Government is establishing an Indian Sign Language Research and Training Centre as well as a National University for the Rehabilitation and Disability Studies,” he was quoted in a Social Justice Ministry statement
- Underlining that the government has renamed ‘Persons with Disabilities’ as ‘Divangjan’, he said, “Helping people with disabilities to realise their full potential and to make them live a life of dignity, independence and satisfaction is our mission”
- “India remains committed to building an enabling environment for Divyangjan in all possible ways. From this platform, I wish to convey my nation’s strong message to the international community,” he said.