Das ka Dum with Dr Bhaskar Das | It’s World Disability Day today. At MxM, we believe media must play a larger role in fighting the cause of the disabled. Your view?

03 Dec,2021

Bhaskar DasIt’s the International Day of Persons with Disabilities, better known as the World Disability Day. We believe very strongly about the role of the media – esp the news media – in mainstreaming the issues that affect the cause. So we asked Dr Bhaskar Das for his view. Here’s the December 3 edition of Das ka Dum carrying his response. Read on…

 

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Q. It’s World Disability Day today (December 3). At MxMIndia, we believe the media must play a larger role in fighting the cause of the disabled. Your view?

 

A. I have reservations about calling a day World Disability Day. What would be meaningful would be a conscious effort to focus on their differential ability and use it for a more inclusive society with equitable access to all areas that are critical to human existence. What the differentially able people require is enablement with empathy and not sympathy and celebration on one day. What do we celebrate? Darkness can’t drive out darkness. Only light can do that, as Martin Luther King Jr had shown us the path

 

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