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Divya Kala Mela 2024 inaugurated in Agartala, Tripura

The Divya Kala Mela, an initiative by the Department of Empowerment of Persons with Disabilities (DEPwD), is set to grace the vibrant city of Agartala, Tripura. This event, inaugurated on 6th February 2024, aims to celebrate the talents and skills of Divyang artisans and entrepreneurs from across the country. Led by Shri Ratan Lal Nath, Cabinet Minister of Power, Agriculture & Farmer’s Welfare, and Election Department, Govt. of Tripura, the inauguration marked the beginning of a six-day extravaganza.

Inauguration and Participants of Divya Kala Mela 2024

Shri Ratan Lal Nath, along with other dignitaries including Shri Tinku Roy, Minister for Youth Affairs & Sports, Social Welfare & Social Education and Labour, Govt. of Tripura, inaugurated the event. The presence of Shri Naveen Shah, IFS, CMD, NDFDC, and other prominent figures added to the grandeur of the occasion. Over 60 Divyang artisans and entrepreneurs from 18 states/UTs are showcasing their products, ranging from home décor to packaged food, toys, and personal accessories.

Divya Kala Mela 2024, Categories and Activities

The Divya Kala Mela offers a diverse range of products, including home décor, clothing, stationery, organic products, and more. Visitors can immerse themselves in cultural activities and enjoy performances by Divyangjan artists alongside renowned professionals. The event also provides a culinary delight, with regional cuisines available for indulgence.

Economic Empowerment and Platform Divya Kala Mela 2024

This initiative underscores the economic empowerment of Persons with Disabilities (PwD/Divyangjan) by providing them with a larger platform to market and showcase their products and skills. The Divya Kala Mela in Tripura is the 14th edition in the series initiated by DEPwD, starting from Delhi in 2022. Through events like these, the department aims to promote the concept of ‘Shashaktikaran’ (empowerment) of Divyang individuals across the nation.

Important Questions Related to Exams

  1. Who inaugurated the Divya Kala Mela 2024, and what positions do they hold in the government?
  2. How many Divyang artisans and entrepreneurs are participating in the event, and from how many states/UTs?
  3. What are some of the product categories available at the Divya Kala Mela 2024?

Kindly share your responses in the comment section.


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