New Delhi: Union Minister Mahendra Nath Pandey on Thursday launched a new video of the National Anthem in sign language, featuring disabled and partially disabled children.
The 3 minute video, directed by Govind Nihalani, stars Bollywood megastar Amitabh Bachchan along with physically challenged children performing the anthem in sign language with the Red Fort in the background.
Speaking on the occasion here, Minister of State for HRD Mahendra Nath Pandey, said, "The government addressed the physically challeged "divyang" and not "viklang" to ensure there was no distinction."
Adding, "This is a proud moment for us that the National Anthem has been produced in sign language for those who depend on it."
The Minister of state also praised Prime Minister Narendra Modi for his call for the inclusion of "divyangjan" in the country's development.
He noted, "Modi has a vision that India's development will be complete when our divyangjan become an integral part of it and come forward in the nation building."
United Nations Information Centre for India and Bhutan Director Derek Segaar and BJP National Spokesperson Sudesh Verma were also present on the occasion.
The video was also launched in Goa, Bhopal, Chandigarh and Kolhapur.