Mumbai: Actor Ranveer Singh has signed a petition urging authorities to consider and declare Indian Sign Language (ISL) as the 23rd official language of India!
His independent record label IncInk with Navzar Eranee was the only record label release sign language music videos, reported ZeeNews.
As for the deaf community, about 25 members from across India made a thank you video for him in sign language which said, “We were very happy to hear the good news about Ranveer Singh, who is a famous Bollywood actor, to support ISL to be recognized as the 23rd official language of India. We are so glad that he supports this. With your support, we felt inspired. Indian sign language is a beautiful language. We want to thank Ranveer for showing support to the Deaf community. We are all happy and grateful to you!”
“IncInk was created as a platform to encourage inclusivity through art and we are deeply committed towards making Indian Sign Language (ISL) become the 23rd official language of India. This progressive step will create a ripple effect in providing equal access across all areas from education to employment to entertainment to more than 10 million Deaf people in India,” Ranveer Singh was quoted as saying by ZeeNews while thanking the deaf community for their resolve.