Why Calling Persons With Disability ‘Divyang’ Does Nothing To Empower Them


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The recent controversy regarding the re-naming or should I say ‘re-christening’ of people with disabilities as ‘divyang’ is the product of the deep-rooted human nature of portraying sympathy towards those who are or whom we consider wretched or ill-fated.
While on the surface, the entire discussion may appear to be superfluous and does not even warrant a dialogue but looking deeper, one realizes that there is a very crucial question being asked; which although addressed many times in the past needs to be reiterated time and again as human memory is very short and can be influenced very easily.

Source : http://www.youthkiawaaz.com/2016/06/using-divyang-for-persons-with-disability/

 

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