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Last weekend, social media was buzzing with updates and visuals of Lollapalooza – a two-day music festival that took place in Mumbai wherein played some of the most celebrated artists of the world, including Imagine Dragons, The Strokes, Greta Von Fleet, Hanumankind and more. The venue not only saw people from various cities flying in to enjoy the event but also many celebrities, like Hrithik Roshan.
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But what people were truly surprised to see was a sign language expert standing on the edge of the stage, interpreting the lyrics and the beats for the deaf and hard-of-hearing audience at Lollapalooza. A journalist named Rishi Darda shared a video. Have a look:
At the #LollapaloozaIndia concert in Mumbai – I saw something truly special: On the corner of the stage stood a sign language expert, interpreting lyrics for deaf & hard of hearing audience. Heartwarming to see the #inclusivity; small powerful gesture. Full marks to @bookmyshow pic.twitter.com/3W1CPnKwNu
— Rishi Darda (@rishidarda) January 29, 2023
Several people online lauded this initiative and called it a great gesture promoting inclusivity. Here’s what some of them said:
Excellent! First of its kind!!
— CA Vikram Agarwal 🇮🇳 (@VikramAgarwal6) January 30, 2023
Truly great initiative👌👌
— CA. Jitender Chanana (@ChananaJitender) January 30, 2023
Salute to her for his dedication towards the deaf and hard of hearing audience..
— DHIRAJ TENI (@DhirajTLokmat) January 30, 2023
Fabulous gesture n so humane
— Nelam (@Nelam16071302) January 31, 2023
What a great gesture of inclusivity https://t.co/C1e2bRlMjh
— Sreeparna sen (@diya_s) January 31, 2023
Always nice to see the efforts that went into making this feat a truly remarkable and a memorable event for all! Still reeling. https://t.co/wWDdfYLV1e
— Aaquib Wani (@Waaquib) January 30, 2023
In case you are wondering, many deaf and hard-of-hearing people do attend music festivals because it is not just about the music, but also about the vibe of the place. So many people coming together and celebrating the music that connects them is not just for the abled. People with disabilities also deserve to be a part of such events, and they do!
Kudos to the organizers for this!
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