Pranav Desai vice president with a Global IT Services Company has been appointed as advisor to the ‘Accessibile India’ campaign to be launched by Prime Minister Narendra Modi, that will make transport, public spaces and information and communication technology accessible to differently-abled people.
Desai is a polio survivor and played a key role in inclusion of issues related to specially-abled people in the ruling BJP’s Vision 2020 documents and its election manifesto. He met PM Modi when he toured Silicon Valley in September. He was appointed advisor to the Accessible India campaign by the Ministry of Social Justice and Empowerment, and is the founder of non-governmental Voice of Accessible India that has worked on a multi-pronged approach to achieve Vision 2020.
Desai said the Accessible India Campaign is becoming a countrywide reality and an inspiration to other nations as well. He said the Art of Living Foundation of Sri Sri Ravi Shankar has also joined the campaign, as he would like that all people make a conscious effort to include specially-abled people of India into one’s everyday life.