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Hon’ble Cabinet Minister for Social Justice and Empowerment to Flag-Off ‘Operation Blue Freedom – Land World Record at Siachen Glacier’

People With Disabilities from across the country will undertake an expedition till Siachen Glacier to create a new World Record for the largest team of people with disabilities to reach the world’s highest battlefield.

The Government of India has given a go-ahead to a team of citizens with disabilities to scale the treacherous Siachen Glacier. The team has been trained by ‘Team Conquer-Land-Air-Water (CLAW), a team of Armed Forces veterans. The persons have been selected from across the country and will undertake the expedition till Kumar Post (Siachen Glacier) to create a new World Record for the “Largest team of people with disabilities to reach the world’s highest battlefield”.

On the occasion of Independence Day, the Honourable Cabinet Minister Dr. Virender Kumar will flag off the expedition team of Divyanjans  to Siachen Glacier  from Dr. Ambedkar International Centre, 15 Janpath New Delhi , under Ministry of Social Justice and Empowerment , a premier autonomous research body mandated to research and provide policy feed forempowerment of  marginalised communities and to bring in Socio Economic transformation in the society.

This will be a great moment in the world history on truly empowering the differently abled people enabling localisation of SDGs also strengthening ,impacting national progress on SDG10 on reducing inequalities ,SDG16 on social justice and SDG17 partnerships with differently abled people with a collective mission to Serve To Change Lives ,leaving no differently abled behind .

 ‘Operation Blue Freedom’, will surely forge a place for India on the global stage as a leader in empowering Divyangjanand set a benchmark for other nations to emulate. This is driven by the Honourable Prime Minister, Shri Narender Modi’s vision for Divyangjan and Ministry of Social Justice and Empowerment pursuit to harness the immense productive potential of people with disabilities.This expedition shall also complement the stellar performance of our Athletes with disabilities in the on-going Paralympics.

The program is being organised and hosted by Shri Vikas Trivedi, Director, Dr Ambedkar International Centre.

True Freedom is a collective experience, Either we all have it or none of us do .

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