The Union Minister for Social Justice and Empowerment, Mr. Thaawar Chand Gehlot, the Union Minister for Human Resource Development, Mr. Prakash Javadekar and the Union Minister for Science & Technology and Earth Sciences, Dr. Harsh Vardhan and the Minister of State for Social Justice & Empowerment, Mr. Krishan Pal, at the flag-off ceremony of the ‘Right for Accessibility’ a Rally of 500 women and young men motorcycle riders, in New Delhi on July 24, 2016.
‘Ride For Accessibility’ At India Gate
New Delhi (PIB-GR-TYP-BIN): The Department of Empowerment of Persons with Disabilities (Divyangjan), Ministry of Social Justice and Empowerment, Government of India and some of the leading Motor-Bike Groups of the National Capital decided today to come together to spread awareness about ‘Universal Accessibility’ through ‘Ride for Accessibility’ for the Accessible India Campaign.
A festival of ‘Roaring Wheels’ rolled out at the India Gate here on July 24. The Rally ‘Ride for Accessibility’ was flagged off by Mr. Thaawarchand Gehlot, Minister for Social Justice & Empowerment, Minister for Human Resource Development, Mr. Prakash Javadekar and Minister for Science & Technology, Dr. Harsh Vardhan. Minister of State for Social Justice and Empowerment, Mr. Krishan Pal Gurjar also participated in the event.
Bollywood actor Mr. Vivek Oberoi, who is also the Brand Ambassador of Accessible India Campaign, saluted the indomitable spirit of persons with disabilities (PwDs).
Speaking on the occasion, Mr. Prakash Javadekar said that chapters on Disability will soon be included in school curriculums to sensitize youngsters and the educational institutes will also be made accessible for persons with disabilities in a phased manner.
Dr. Harsh Vardhan congratulated the Department for this unique initiative by actively involving the youngsters to spread the message of Accessibility.
Mr. Thaawarchand Gehlot highlighted the objectives of Sugamya Bharat Abhiyan and said that it was the moral duty of every citizen to come forward and support the cause.
Mr. Krishan Pal Gurjar added that the huge gathering at the event was proof that noble causes always strike a chord with youngsters who are eager and enthusiastic contributors to such Campaigns.