NEW DELHI: The live telecast of the Republic Day parade by Doordarshan channels will have an additional facility this year – a sign language interpreter.
The Information and Broadcasting Ministry (I&B) has issued directions to Prasar Bharati for making a provision for having an inset box on the TV screens during the telecast of the Republic Day Ceremony, through which the sign language anchor/expert could interpret the proceedings of the Republic Day parade on 26 January.
The telecast will be on DD National, DD Urdu, DD Bharati and DD News.
The decision has been taken in the interest of all those who are differently-abled, hearing impaired citizens. I&B minister Manish Tewari received a representation from the National Association of Deaf recently requesting for providing sign language interpreter in an inset box on TV screens during the live coverage of the Republic Day Parade.