Amitabh Bachchan Features in National Anthem Video in Sign Language

The Minister of State for Human Resource Development, Dr. Mahendra Nath Pandey addressing at the launch of the National Anthem Video in Sign Language, in New Delhi on August 10, 2017.
The Minister of State for Human Resource Development, Dr. Mahendra Nath Pandey addressing at the launch of the National Anthem Video in Sign Language, in New Delhi on August 10, 2017.

Dr Mahendra Nath Pandey, Minister of State, Ministry of Human Resource Development (HRD) launched the Indian National Anthem video in sign language at Films Division Auditorium in New Delhi today.

The video features leading Bollywood actor Amitabh Bachchan along with children with disability singing the National Anthem in sign language at the backdrop of the Majestic Red Fort.

The film is conceptualised by Satish Kapoor, Founder Director, We Care Film Festival. We Care Film Festival produced the Film under the aegis of Brotherhood, an NGO. It is directed by Govind Nihalani and the music is scored by late Aadesh Shrivastava.

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Speaking on the occasion, the Minister said that our Prime Minister Narendra 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.

Those present on the occasion were Sudesh Verma, National Spokesperson of BJP and Patron of We Care Film Festival, Derek Segaar, Director United Nations Information Centre for India and Bhutan, Al-Amin Yusuph, Adviser, Communication and Information for South Asia, Suresh Srivastava, Secretary General, Indian Federation of United Nations Associations, among others.

Many disabled students from different schools were also present.

Photo courtesy: Press Information Bureau

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