Intl Sign Lang. Day: Ranveer Singh appeals to announce Indian Sign Language as official language
Every year, International Sign Language Day is celebrated on September 23 and this year Bollywood star Ranveer Singh has appealed to create an inclusive space for the deaf community.Author : Divyanshi Soni
Bollywood’s one of the most energetic superstar, Ranveer Singh is very active in creating awareness regarding the deaf community, and today on the occasion of International Sign Language Day the actor has appealed to the youngster of the nation to create an inclusive space for the deaf community.
Further, he urged the authorities to officially announce the Indian Sign Language as the 23rd official language of the country. He has also filed a petition for the same cause.
He was quoted saying, as per the media agency IANS, “The day ISL will be the 23rd recognized Indian language under the Constitution of India, will be the milestone that will shift the needle. I have complete faith in the leaders of our nation and know that we are on our way to achieving this milestone.”
Ram Leela actor said, “If there is anything we all have come to value and embrace in the last year and a half is the power of community and being there for each other.
“My message to the youth today would be to keep doing the work you are... and if in any way you can create or propagate an inclusive space by working with the Deaf community, please do. From hospitality to education to creative arts, we can only make this change together and my trust and support lie with the youth of our country,” he further said.
The flag bearers of the initiative are the actor and his artist collective, IncInk. The versatile actor said, “It's a long journey that lies ahead. At IncInk we all are committed to carry through as allies of our deaf community and get to the finish line with them. There are so many levels to this.”
He further added, “At IncInk, we create art and that is what we will continue to make accessible to the Deaf community. Our ISL videos for instance - Mohabbat, Sangeet, Black, Aur Karo and Vichaar that were released today to celebrate International Day of Sign Languages.”
He continued that the first step for this massive initiative was taken by the government and other high authorities when they declared Indian Sign Language (ISL) as an optional subject for the students of class 9th to class 12th.