Nagpur to get world’s largest ‘Divyang Park’
Nagpur: Union Minister for Road Transport and Highways Nitin Gadkari today laid the Foundation Stone of the world’s largest and unique Divyang Park – Anubhuti Inclusive Park, here today.
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. Various projects have been conceptualized for the disabled as well as for the general public and senior citizens in this park.
The park is being developed keeping in mind the vision of building an inclusive society. “Instead of sympathy, this park will show empathy,” Gadkari said. He added that through this park the message of inclusion will reach not only the country but also the whole world. The park will have adapted facilities for all 21 types of disabilities and will have facilities such as a touch and smell garden, hydrotherapy unit, water therapy, and independent room for mentally challenged children, and mothers.
In 2016, the central government passed the Rights of Persons with Disabilities Act for the rights of persons with disabilities to give the disabled the right to live with dignity. Taking initiative under this, the Central Government 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. The Minister said this is the world’s first inclusive disabled park.