Dilip Chauhan, a city-based visually challenged teacher who was mentioned by Prime Minister Narendra Modi in today’s ‘Mann ki Baat’ programme, termed Modi as a “sensitive” and “hard working” person.
“Modiji is having similar traits of Swami Vivekananda. Just like Vivekananda, our PM always thinks about how we can make India a great country. I am also inspired by Modiji and try to give something back to society,” said an elated Chauhan.
Chauhan is 100 per cent blind from birth and is currently working as an English teacher at Kendriya Vidyalay in Shahibaug area.
Early this month, Chauhan sent a recorded voice message to the PM, in which, he mentioned about a small initiative he took under the Accessible India Campaign which was launched this month.
The initiative is aimed at making various public amenities, such as railway stations, schools, hospitals, offices etc disable-friendly, said Chauhan.
“Today Modiji mentioned about my recorded call, in which, I told him how I have celebrated Accessible India campaign in my school. I have addressed around 2,000 of my school students on this issue in order to sensitise them about the needs of differently abled people” said Chauhan.
“Our PM is a source of inspiration for me, as he works very hard for the well-being of citizens. He addressed a very important issue today, as other citizens need to understand the needs of differently abled people. We can also contribute in nation building. All we need is some support and motivation,” he added.