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DRG unveils blueprint for rights of disabled citizens

DNIS News Network - As the countdown to World Disability Day begins, DRG presents a ‘Blueprint for Ensuring the Rights of Disabled Citizens in India ' to Dr. Manmohan Singh, Prime Minister of India, and Ms. Sonia Gandhi, Chairperson, United Progressive Alliance.

Picture of Dr. Manmohan Singh, India's Prime Minister.

As the countdown to World Disability Day (3rd December) begins, the Disabled Rights Group (DRG) has presented a ‘Blueprint for Ensuring the Rights of Disabled Citizens in India ' to Dr. Manmohan Singh, Prime Minister of India. A copy of the same document was also sent to Ms. Sonia Gandhi, Chairperson, United Progressive Alliance.

The Blueprint lists the steps needed to make disabled people part of the national mainstream. The steps that need to be taken the most urgently are:

The short term goals enumerated in the Blueprint are:

The Blueprint also envisages a long term vision for ensuring the rights of disabled citizens in India. Included in this are: