New Delhi, September 11: Union Minister of Information and Broadcasting Prakash Javadekar on Wednesday announced that the Narendra Modi government had directed the private news channels to broadcast news for Divyang (specially-abled persons) once a week. He mentioned that this initiative had been taken after considering the issues of Divyang people.
Informing more about the latest development, Javadekar said. "Modi government has taken one more decision for Divyang (specially-abled persons). We requested all private channels to host a news bulletin in sign language once a week. It has been accepted as well. Guidelines have also been issued." Centre Launches San-Sadhan Hackathon Under Swachh Bharat Mission for Divyang Accessible Toilets
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दिव्यांगों के लिए मोदी सरकार ने एक अहम निर्णय लिया है,
जिन्हें सुनने में दिक्कत होती है उनके लिए #DDNews रोज #SignLanguage के आधार पर एक बुलेटिन प्रकाशित करता है ऐसी ही पहल सभी निजी चैनल भी करें यह हमने दरख़ास्त की है और उन्होंने भी मंजूर की है @MIB_Hindi pic.twitter.com/Jns8o00CAy
— Prakash Javadekar (@PrakashJavdekar) September 11, 2019
It is to be known that special programmes have long been telecast on the national news channel. But with this new direction for the private news channels, it looks like the Union government is aiming to reach the Divyang more efficiently.