Sugamya Bharat app is part of the Indian ministry’s efforts to ensure a barrier free environment in government and other buildings as well as transport systems. The Sugamya Bharat app would allow public participation in such issues faced by not just the differently abled but also pregnant women, children, and those who are temporarily disabled owing to illness, surgery etc.
The Union Minister for Social justice and Empowerment, Shri Thawarchand Gehlotji, launched the “Sugamya Bharat App” and “Access – The Photo Digest” in the virtual mode on March 2, 2021. Shri Rattan Lal Kataria, Minister of State for Social Justice & Empowerment, Smt. Shakuntala D. Gamlin, Secretary, DEPwD and Smt. Tarika Roy, JS, DEPwD were present at the event. On the occasion, video messages by experts; namely-Shri Pranav Desai, Founder, Voice of Specially Abled People, USA; Shri Santosh Kumar Rungta, General Secretary, National Federation of the Blind; Shri A.S. Narayanan, President, National Association of Deaf and Shri Arman Ali, Executive Director, National Centre for Promotion of Employment for Disabled People were also presented.
See the below message from Shri Pranav Desaiji, Founder, Voice of SAP on this occasion: