PM sir, D for Divyang, A for Action


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In the long etymology of physical mental handicaps, we have now arrived at ‘divyang’. It is Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s coinage.
He wants us to call people with disability of any sort as ‘divyang’ rather than ‘viklang’. Starting off from medieval usages like ‘blind’, ‘deaf’ and ‘dumb’, we’ve been through ‘handicapped’, ‘disabled’, ‘challenged’, ‘differently abled’, ‘special people’ and now ‘people with divine abilities.’ Or, simply, divyang.

Source : http://www.newindianexpress.com/lifestyle/PM-sir-D-for-Divyang-A-for-Action/2016/05/31/article3459554.ece

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