India, May 23 — Ranveer Singh is urging authorities to consider and declare Indian Sign Language (ISL) as the 23rd official language of India. The actor has always raised his voice on social issues and this time he is signing a petition to raise awareness on this cause. Ranveer’s independent record label IncInk, which he has formed with Navzar Eranee, is also releasing its first sign language video.
He says, “We created IncInk as a platform to promote inclusivity through art, hence, the name – IncInk. Through our latest endeavour, we’re lending support to the cause of making Indian Sign Language the 23rd official language of India. I will be signing the official petition filed by National Association of the Deaf (NAD) India with support from the ‘Access Mantra Foundation’, who are working tirelessly to make this a reality. I urge my fellow Indians to join this cause and give it momentum by building awareness about it. We are also releasing our first sign language video on Spitfire’s latest track Vartalap with the hope that the track will trigger more conversations on the issue.”
The Vartalap ISL music video was created in collaboration with AccioMango – a community-based start-up, managed and operated by deaf professionals and founded by deaf expert Dr Alim Chandani. It advocates and aims to create equal opportunities for the Indian Deaf Community in compliance with the Rights of Persons with Disabilities (RPWD) Act, 2016. He is also the CEO of Access Mantra Foundation (AMF), a non-profit organisation that aims to create awareness among the hearing-impaired community for information that is not easily accessible to them.For any query with respect to this article or any other content requirement, please contact Editor at firstname.lastname@example.org