Republic Day coverage to have sign language interpreter during telecast
The Ministry of Information and Broadcasting has issued directions to Prasar Bharati for making a provision for having an inset box on television screens during the telecast of the Republic Day ceremony, through which the sign language anchor or expert could interpret the proceedings of the Republic Day parade on 26th January.
Prasar Bharati has been communicated to have this provision on its three All India Channels. The additional facility will also be available on DD Urdu, DD Bharati and DD News.
The decision has been taken in the interest of all those who are differently-abled, hearing impaired citizens.
Recently, Information and Broadcasting Minister Manish Tewari received a representation from the National Association of Deaf requesting for providing sign language interpreter in an inset box on TV screens during the live coverage of the Republic Day parade.
Tewari assured that prompt action would be taken regarding their request.
The same has been done. This initiative has been taken for the first time by the ministry and in the shortest possible duration.
(Posted on 16-01-2014)