‘Viklang’ gone but ‘handicapped’ tag continues for five institutes


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Even as the Ministry of Social Justice and Empowerment (MSJE) proceeded with haste to change the name of its department from ‘viklang’ to ‘divyang’, based on a five-month-old suggestion by Prime Minister Narendra Modi, a four-year-old advisory to remove the term ‘handicapped’ from the names of five national institutes is still pending.
In 2012, Prasanna Kumar Pincha, Chief Commissioner for Persons with Disabilities (CCPD), issued an advisory to the MSJE asking the ministry to do away with the expression ‘handicapped’ while referring to its national institutes.

Source : http://indianexpress.com/article/india/india-news-india/former-chief-of-disability-body-remove-term-four-years-ago-viklang-gone-but-handicapped-tag-continues-for-five-institutes-2838463/

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