Superstar Ranveer Singh has been constantly urging authorities to declare Indian Sign Language (ISL) as the 23rd official language of India. Recently, he signed a petition aimed at furthering awareness on this issue. Ranveer’s independent record label, which he established with Navzar Eranee, also released sign language music videos — the only record label to take such a progressive step.
The hearing-impaired community in India has wholeheartedly appreciated him by putting out a heartfelt Thank You video. Through sign language, about 25 members of the deaf community from across India said, “We were very happy to hear the good news about Ranveer Singh, who is a famous Bollywood actor, supporting ISL being recognised 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!”
“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 for more than 10 million deaf people in India,” responded Ranveer, thanking the deaf community for the video.