Why 12.1 mn divyaang are illiterate


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At the launch of the government’s Accessible India Campaign in December 2015, Prime Minister Narendra Modi suggested the term “divyaang” — which translates into “divine body” — for persons with disability, instead of the usual “viklaang”, or handicapped. He said persons with disability are divinely blessed with “extra gifts”.
Many disabled rights groups later wrote to the Prime Minister arguing that changing terminology alone would not end the discrimination persons with disability face and asking him to address the barriers that hinder their participation in the country’s economic, social and political life.

Source : http://www.thehansindia.com/posts/index/Commoner/2017-04-06/Why-121-mn-divyaang-are-illiterate/291493

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