Anubhuti Divyang Park

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    In Context

    • Recently, the Union Minister for Road Transport and Highways laid the Foundation Stone of the world’s largest and unique Divyang Park – Anubhuti Inclusive Park in Nagpur, Maharashtra.

    About

    • Anubhuti Inclusive Park is being built for disabled children and general citizens in the Pardi campus of Nagpur.
    • The objective is to convey the message of inclusion in the country and the whole world.
    • Features
      • It is the world’s first inclusive disabled park.
      • Nodal Ministry: Ministry of Social Justice and Empowerment, Government of India.
      • The park will have adapted facilities for all 21 types of disabilities like a touch and smell garden, hydrotherapy unit, water therapy, and independent room for mentally challenged children, and mother.
    • In 2016, the central government passed the Rights of Persons with Disabilities Act for the rights of persons with disabilities. The law gives the disabled the right to live with dignity.

    Rights of Persons with Disabilities Act 2016

    • The Act replaces the Persons with Disabilities (Equal Opportunities, Protection of Rights and Full Participation) Act, 1995. 
    • It fulfils the obligations to the United National Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities (UNCRPD), to which India is a signatory. 
    • It was enacted in 2016 and came into force from April 2017.
    • Disability has been defined based on an evolving and dynamic concept.
    • The types of disabilities covered are 21 and the Central Government has the power to add more types of disabilities.
    • The Act provides for penalties for offences committed against persons with disabilities and also violation of the provisions of the new law.
    • Special Courts will be designated in each district to handle cases concerning the violation of the rights of PwDs.

     

    Source: PIB