Maharashtra governor's residence to become disabled-friendly

Special ramps will be built at the Maharashtra governor's office and residence, the Raj Bhavan, to make the 47-acre Malabar Hill property disabled-friendly.

Governor Vidyasagar Rao said that he decided to do this after listening to one of the episodes of Mann Ki Baat, where Prime Minister Modi spoke about using the term 'divyang’ or divine body, instead of ‘viklang’ or disabled.

The Banquet Hall, Darbar Hall and the Maharashtra State Formation Memorial or Flag Post are the three places at the Raj Bhavan with maximum visitors. The governor’s office is preparing to make these three places disabled-friendly along with the Lower Lawn, where a reception takes place on Republic Day every year.

The visitors include government officials, several delegations and guests.

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