Union Minister for Road Transport and Highways Nitin Gadkari laid the Foundation Stone of the world’s largest and unique Divyang Park – Anubhuti Inclusive Park in Nagpur, Maharashtra. On the occasion, he informed that the park is being developed keeping in mind the vision of Prime Minister Narendra Modi to build an inclusive society. Instead of sympathy, this park will show empathy, hence this park has been named Anubhuti Divyang Park.
Nitin Gadkari Laid Foundation Stone First Divyang Park of Maharashtra: Key Points
- Union Minister Nitin Gadkari noted that through the unique Divyang Park, the message of inclusion will reach not only the country but also in the whole world.
- The Minister noted that the park will have adapted facilities for all 21 types of disabilities, it will have facilities like a touch and-smell garden, hydrotherapy unit, water therapy, and independent room for mentally challenged children, and mothers.
- He informed that Nagpur city is one of the fastest-growing cities in the country. In 2016, the central government passed the Rights of Persons with Disabilities Act for the rights of persons with disabilities.
- He noted that this law is to give the disabled the right to live with dignity. Taking initiative under this, the Central Government has created some Divyang Parks in South India and Madhya Pradesh, In this series, this ‘Anubhuti Inclusive Park’ is being built for disabled children and general citizens in the Pardi campus of Nagpur.
- He added that it is the world’s first inclusive disabled park, and a provision of about Rs 12 crore has been made by the Ministry of Social Justice and Empowerment, Government of India, for this park being built in an area of 90 thousand square feet.