Narendra Modi Govt's Big Push for Divyang, Requests Private Channels to Air News Bulletin in Sign Language Once a Week
Minister of Information & Broadcasting Minister Prakash Javadekar. (Photo Credits: IANS))

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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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.