India's first Inclusion Festival, Purple Fest begins in Goa


Union Social Justice and Empowerment Minister Dr Virendra Kumar inaugurated 'Purple Fest: Celebrating Diversity', India's first festival of inclusion, in Goa on 6 January. 

An overview of the news

  • It aims to showcase how we can come together to create a welcoming and inclusive world for everyone. 

  • Purple Fest will feature a variety of exciting live performances, sports events, grand exhibitions, immersive experience zones, accessible movie screenings, and discussions on important topics such as inclusive education, tourism, employment and independent living.

  • As part of the festival, the Department of Empowerment of Persons with Disabilities in association with the Office of the Chief Commissioner for Persons with Disabilities (CCPD) has organised a two-day sensitization workshop on January 6 and 7 in Goa.

  • The workshop will be inaugurated by Dr. Virendra Kumar, Union Minister for Social Justice and Empowerment and Chief Minister of Goa, Dr. Pramod Sawant will be present as the Guest of Honour.

Aim Of The Purple Fest 2023

  • Purple Fest is the first festival of its kind in Goa.

  • It is an inclusive event that aims to highlight how we can work together to make the world a welcoming and inclusive place for all.

  • The event includes panel discussions, artistic live performances, large displays, immersive experience zones and other activities.

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