Hyderabad Organizes Empowering 'Divya Kala Mela' for Disabled Artisans

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'Divya Kala Mela' organized by the Department of Empowerment of Persons with Disabilities in Secunderabad, Hyderabad started on 6 October 2023.

An Overview of the News

  • 'Divya Kala Mela' is scheduled to be organized from 6 October to 15 October 2023.

  • Union Minister of Social Justice and Empowerment Dr. Virendra Kumar inaugurated the program on 6 October 2023.

National Initiative:

  • This initiative is part of a larger effort of the Department to promote the products and craftsmanship of entrepreneurs/artisans with disabilities across India.

  • The program is planned to be organized in 12 cities during the period 2023-2024.

Product Showcase:

  • The event will feature a wide range of products including handicrafts, handloom textiles, embroidery work and packaged foods from different regions including Jammu and Kashmir and North Eastern states.

  • These products will be showcased by around 100 disabled artisans/artists and entrepreneurs from around 20 States/UTs.

Product Categories:

  • The products will be categorized into home decor and lifestyle, clothing, stationery and eco-friendly products, packaged food and organic products, toys and gifts, and jewelry and personal accessories like clutch bags.

Economic Empowerment:

  • The initiative aims to economically empower persons with disabilities by providing them a platform to market and showcase their products and skills.

  • It encourages 'Vocal for Local' initiatives, allowing people to support and buy products made by designated disabled artisans.

Nationwide Effort:

  • The Department of Empowerment of Persons with Disabilities has an ambitious plan to promote this concept and 'Divya Kala Mela' is an important step in this direction.

  • It has been organized in many cities including Delhi, Mumbai, Bhopal, Guwahati, Indore, Jaipur and Varanasi in 2022 and 2023.

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