Union Minister for Road Transport and Highways Shri Nitin Gadkari has laid the Foundation Stone of the world's largest and unique Divyang Park - Anubhuti Inclusive Park in Nagpur, Maharashtra.
This was on Tuesday when Gadkari attracted the attention of all persons with disability in the country and abroad.
Speaking on the occasion he said this park is being developed keeping in mind the vision of Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi to build an inclusive society. He said instead of sympathy, this park will show empathy, hence this park has been named Anubhuti Divyang Park.
Shri Gadkari said through this park the message of inclusion will reach not only in the country but also in the whole world. The Minister said 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, independent room for mentally challenged children, mother.
Shri Gadkari said Nagpur city is one of the fastest-growing cities of the country. In 2016, the central government passed the Rights of Persons with Disabilities Act for the rights of persons with disabilities. He said 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.
The Minister said this is the world's first inclusive disabled park, 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. He said here, various projects have been conceptualized for the disabled as well as for the general public and senior citizens.