The First-Ever Western Regional Colorful Cultural Event “Divya Kala Shakti” Held in Mumbai
The first-ever western regional colourful cultural event “Divya Kala Shakti: Witnessing the Abilities in Disabilities” was organized, by the Ministry of Social Justice and Empowerment (MSJ&E), Govt. of India in Mumbai on 27th April 2022 at Nehru Centre Auditorium, Worli. The event was inaugurated by Chief Guest Shri. Bhagat Singh Koshyari, the Hon’ble Governor of Maharashtra at 6.15 pm in the presence of Guest of Honour Ms Anjali Bhawra IAS, Secretary, and Shri Rajesh Kumar Yadav, IAS, Joint Secretary of Ministry of Social Justice and Empowerment, Govt. of India at 6 pm at the Nehru Centre Auditorium, in Worli, Mumbai-18.
The inaugural function that began with the Indian National Anthem in Indian Sign Language was followed by a continuous demonstration of the potential of 86 children who are differently-abled, in a colourful display on stage through fifteen unique events in the form of dance, music, puppetry, acrobatics etc. in classical, folk and modern style.
During the inaugural function, Shri. Bhagat Singh Koshyari, the Hon’ble Governor of Maharashtra, reiterated the significance of the powerful potential of persons with disabilities. He said that there is a need to promote the ‘Divya Kala Shakti’ and self-confidence among persons with disabilities. He appreciated the efforts of parents, teachers and institutional support to make the ‘Divya Shakthi’ among persons with disabilities one of the most powerful tools to develop our community and our country.
Through a video recorded message Dr Virendra Kumar, Hon’ble Cabinet Minister, Ministry of Social Justice and Empowerment, Govt. of India, spoke about the importance of the power of the persons with disabilities, which can be a great resource for the growth of our nation and the need to provide them with more opportunities.
Speaking at the inaugural function Guest of Honour Ms Anjali Bhawra IAS, Secretary, spoke about ‘Divya Kala Shakti’ a cultural event of the Ministry of Social Justice and Empowerment (MSJ&E), Govt. of India, which was organized in various parts of the country since 2019, at the national level and in other regions of the country developing confidence among the persons with disabilities and appreciated the efforts of their hard work of parents and teachers.
The children and youth with different disabilities from the states in the western region such as Maharashtra, Goa, Madhya Pradesh, Gujarat, Rajasthan, Chhattisgarh, Daman & Diu participated in this event, which is organized by the Department of Empowerment of Persons with Disabilities (Divyangjan), Ministry of Social Justice and Empowerment, Government of India and is hosted by the Ali Yavar Jung National Institute for Speech and Hearing Disabilities (Divyangjan), Mumbai All the participants were awarded a certificate for recognition for their performance at the Divya Kala Shakti’ organized in the western regional level.
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