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Private TV Channels urged to carry sign language interpretation of I-Day, freely available from DD channels

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NEW DELHI: The Information and Broadcasting Ministry said today that all television channels interested in carrying the live telecast of the forthcoming Independence Day Ceremony/Commentar “may like to carry the signals of DD News/DD Bharati with sign language interpretation for the benefit of differently abled Persons.”

In a note on the Ministry website mib.nic.in, it said the Ministry has been getting requests from members of the civil society to facilitate access to the people with hearing impairment to the telecast of the Independence Day Ceremony/Commentary accompanied with sign language interpretation on TV channels “so that such people can be part of this glorious ceremony”.

The public broadcaster Doordarshan will carry the sign language interpretation of the event on DD News/DD Bharati channels to provide access to the people with hearing impairment.

DD News/DD Bharati will also let private satellite TV channels carry the feed of this event free of cost, if they wish to carry the same telecast.

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