• Mon. May 27th, 2024

Union Minister for Social Justice and Empowerment Shri Virendra Kumar Attends 2nd Day of Divya Kala Mela at Maniram Dewan Trade Center

On the 2nd day of the week-long Divya Kala Mela 2023, which was organized by the Department of Empowerment of Persons with Disabilities (Divyangjan) at Maniram Dewan Trade Center, Guwahati.

Union Minister for Social Justice and Empowerment Virendra Kumar and Social Justice and Empowerment Minister of the Government of Assam Pijush Hazarika attended the Divya Kala Shakti program. The program was held in the evening, where they interacted with the artisans and entrepreneurs present and visited the various stalls.

A cultural program was also conducted in the evening. The fair was inaugurated on 11th May with a grand ceremony, graced by Union Minister of State for Social Justice and Empowerment Pratima Bhowmik and Social Justice and Empowerment Minister of the Government of Assam Piyush Hazarika.

Approximately 100 disabled artisans, artists, and entrepreneurs from 18 states and UTs showcased their products and skills at the event. The exhibition included home decor and lifestyle items, clothing, stationery, eco-friendly products, packaged food, organic products, toys, gifts, personal accessories such as jewelry and bags, among others. Visitors had the opportunity to view and purchase these products, which were created by artists with disabilities through their tremendous determination and sheer grit.


The 7-day ‘Divya Kala Mela’ will be remained open from 11 am to 9 pm, allowing visitors to witness a series of cultural activities, including performances by disabled artists as well as renowned professionals.

Additionally, visitors had the chance to savor a variety of cuisines from different parts of the country. It is hoped that the visitors not only enjoyed the event but also provided encouragement and support to the disabled entrepreneurs.

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