Why are 12.1 million divyaangs 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”.
What does living with disability in India mean, particularly with regard to access to education and employment, 22 years after the Persons with Disabilities (Equal Opportunities, Protection of Rights and Full Participation) Act was passed? As things stand, 45 per cent of India’s disabled population is illiterate, according to Census 2011, compared to 26 per cent of all Indians.

Source : http://www.thehansindia.com/posts/index/News-Analysis/2017-04-11/Why-are-121-million-divyaangs-illiterate/292594

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