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Divya Kala Mela 2024 inaugurated in Nagpur Yesterday

The Department of Empowerment of Persons with Disabilities (Divyangjan) {DEPwD}, Ministry of Social Justice & Empowerment, Govt of India through National Divyangjan Finance and Development Corporation (NDFDC) organizes Divya Kala Mela unique event showcasing the products and craftsmanship of Divyang entrepreneurs/artisans from across the country. To continue the efforts of empowering Divyang Entrepreneurs, Divya Kala Mela is being organized from 12th January – 21st January 2024 at Ground-3 Reshimbagh, Nagpur (Maharashtra). 

The Divya Kala Mela, Nagpur inaugurated yesterday. Shri Omprakash urf Bachchu Kadu, MLA & Chairman Divyang Kalyan State Level Committee, Maharashtra. Shri Suraj Singh Thakur, Senior Leader BJP Maharashtra, Shri Krishan Khopade, MLA Nagpur, Shri Mohan Mate MLA BJP Dakshin Nagpur, Shri Naveen Shah, IFS, CMD, NDFDC, Dr Siddharth Gaikwad, Regional Dy. Commissioner for Divyangjan, Nagpur, Officials of NDFDC, Officials of CRC-Nagpur, Officials from Saksham Nagpur, Officials from Social Welfare Deptt Nagpur, Speech & Hearing students of Schools in Nagpur, prominent NGOs working for Divyangjan and other dignitaries were also present during the programme.

The Mela would present an enthralling experience to the visitors, as vibrant products from various parts of the country including Jammu and Kashmir, North Eastern states will be seen together. Around 100 Divyang artisans/artists and entrepreneurs from about 20 states/UTs will be showcasing their products and skills in Nagpur. There would be Products in the following broad categories: Home Décor and lifestyle, Clothing, Stationery and eco-friendly products, packaged food and organic products, Toys and gifts, Personal Accessories – Jewellery, Clutch Bags Paintings etc. It will be an opportunity for all to go ‘vocal for local’ and products made by Divyang craftsmen with their extra determination can be seen/purchased.

Divya Kala Mela 2024 inaugurated in Nagpur Yesterday
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The 10 Days ‘Divya Kala Mela’, Nagpur (Maharashtra) will be open from 11.00 AM to 9.00 PM and witness a series of cultural activities, including performances by Divyangjan artists and well-known professionals. Visitors can also enjoy their favourite foods from various regions of the country at the event.

This is a unique initiative of DEPwD towards the economic empowerment of PwD/Divyangjan. The Divya Kala Mela presents a bigger platform for marketing and showcasing the products and skills of Divyangjan (PwD). The Divya Kala Mela, Nagpur is the 13th one in a series starting from 2022 (i) Delhi, 2-6 December 2022, (ii) Mumbai, 16th to 25th February 2023, (iii) Bhopal, 12th to 21st March 2023, (iv) Guwahati, 11th to 17th May 2023 (v) Indore, 17th to 23rd June 2023 (vi) Jaipur 29th June to 5th July 2023 (vii) Varanasi, 15th to 24th September 2023 (viii) Secunderabad, Hyderabad 6th to 15th October 2023 (ix) Bengaluru, Karnataka 27th October to 5th November 2023 (x) Chennai, TN 17th to 26th November, 2023 (xi) Patna 8th-17th December 2023 (xii) Surat 29th December 2023 to 7th January 2024 and Now at Nagpur.

The Department has grandiose plans to promote the concept of Shashaktikaran of Divyang, as part of which ‘Divya Kala Mela’ is being organised across the country.

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