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Inauguration Of 12th Divya Kala Mela-2023 Held In Surat, Gujarat

Utkarsh Classes 30-12-2023
Inauguration Of 12th  Divya Kala Mela-2023 Held In Surat, Gujarat Government Scheme 3 min read

The Department of Empowerment of Persons with Disabilities (DEPwD) intends to conduct the 'Divya Kala Mela' in Surat, Gujarat. It will be conducted from December 29, 2023 to January 7, 2024. The Mela will be co-hosted by the National Divyangjan Finance and Development Corporation (NDFDC). This event is an important step towards economic empowerment for Persons with Disabilities (PwD), commonly known as Divyangjan.  The 'Divya Kala Mela' is a broader forum for Divyang businesses and craftsmen to display their skills and products. 

Divya Kala Mela

  • The Divya Kala Mela will provide travellers with a unique experience as brilliant objects from all parts of the country will be on display.
  • The Union Minister for Social Justice and Empowerment GOI, will launch the event. 
  • This special effort is to help PwD/Divyangjan become more economically empowered. 
  • The Divya Kala Mela provides a larger platform for selling and showcasing Divyangjan (PWD) products and abilities. 

Significant Features

  • Over a hundred Divyang business owners, artists, and craftspeople from almost twenty states and UTs will exhibit their products and skills.
  • It will be an opportunity for everyone to go vocal for local.
  • Products made with special dedication by Divyang artisans will be on display/for sale. 
  • The department has goals for promoting the Divya Kala Mela events nationwide.

National Divyangjan Finance and Development Corporation (NDFDC)

  • The National Handicapped Finance and Development organization (NHFDC) is an apex organisation under the Ministry of Social Justice and Empowerment's Department of Empowerment of Persons with Disabilities (Divyangjan).
  • It has been operational since 1997.
  • The Government of India owns the entire company. 
  • It serves as the apex institution for the welfare of people with disabilities.
  • The assistance is provided through State Channelizing Agencies (SCAs) appointed by the State Government(s)/Selected Public Sector Banks (PSBs)/Regional Rural Banks (RRBs) and other organisations.

FAQ

Ans. The 12th Divya Kala Mela was held in Surat, Gujarat.

Ans. The 12th Divya Kala Mela will be launched by the Union Minister for Social Justice and Empowerment.

Ans. National Handicapped Finance and Development organisation (NHFDC) became operational in 1997.
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