Shri Nitin Gadkari lays Foundation Stone of the world’s largest and unique Divyang Park – Anubhuti Inclusive Park in Nagpur, Maharashtra.
( The Anubhuti Inclusive Park developed to build an inclusive society, instead of sympathy, this park will show empathy, says i Nitin Gadkari)
BY TTT NEWS NETWORK
NAGPUR, 21 FEBRUARY 2023:
Union Minister for Road Transport and Highways Shri Nitin Gadkari today laid the Foundation Stone of the world’s largest and unique Divyang Park – Anubhuti Inclusive Park in Nagpur, in the state of Maharashtra.
It will be the fifth such park in India, but the largest in the world.
Speaking on the occasion he said this park is being developed keeping in mind the vision of Prime Minister 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.
Nitin 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 touch and smell garden, hydrotherapy unit, water therapy, independent room for mentally challenged children, mother.
The union minister of road and highways said that 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 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.
‘Divyang Anubhuti Inclusive Park’, a facility that will have tactile pathways, touch and smell garden and a host of other amenities for persons with disabilities (PwDs).
The park will have an ampitheatre, clay unit, sensory park, water falling sound therapy, hydrotherapy room, mist feature with fragrance, EPDM flooring.