The 6-day Divya Kala Mela, organized by the Ministry of Social Justice and Empowerment on the Kartavya path of India Gate, Delhi, concluded grandly on Wednesday.
On this occasion, the Union Minister for Social Justice and Empowerment, Dr. Virendra Kumar launched the online sell portal www.nhfdcfondation.org for the disabled and distributed a seed grant amount of more than 16 lakhs to 75 Divyang by IDEA-SAKSHAM for their self-employment.
Along with this, employment letters from various companies were also been provided to a dozen Divyangs. At the same time, more than 200 Divyang entrepreneurs participated in the fair were also given an amount of 5-5 thousand for life insurance.
On this occasion, Dr. Virendra Kumar while sharing his experience of Divya Kala Mela said, “Divyang people have made different types of products and have brought them here for the people of the society.
At the same time, it was emphasized that the participation of disabled people is essential in Saksham Bharat - Samarth Bharat and Atmanirbhar Bharat. The objective of the Ministry to promote self-reliance of Divyangjans has been achieved in Divya Kala Mela to a great extent.On-line service is being made available for the disabled people and their products for sale in the country and abroad.
Minister of State for Social Justice and Empowerment Ramdas Athawale said at the closing ceremony that "Divya Kala Mela",has achieved the aim to fulfill the resolution of "Atmanirbhar Bharat" and provided large scale employment and self-employment to Divyang artisans, artists, craftsmen, entrepreneurs from every nook and corner of the country. Strong drive to connect with opportunities has been proven.
Minister of State Pratima Bhowmik said that after the formation of the Kartavya Path, our ministry has got this first opportunity to organize the Divya Kala Mela and Aatmnirbhar Bharat has been shown by the Divyangs by displaying their excellent products in the fair.
Divyangs were also awarded for their excellent performance in different fields at the fair. Divyang Mohammad Naseem was awarded for the maximum sale of two lakh sixty thousand, Rajan Gawade for best stall, Himanshi Anand for Kalamkari and Art and Kalashri for best woman category.
In this fair, the people of Delhi appreciated the art and skill of the differently-abled and took the goods manufactured by them. More than Rs 80 lakh was sold in this 6-day fair. IDEA- SAKSHAM provided training as well as distribution of seed grants to differently-abled entrepreneurs in the Mela.
In "Divya Kala Mela" more than 200 Divyang craftsmen, artists, entrepreneurs from 22 states and union territories displayed their skills, art and entrepreneurship. Cultural programs were organised in the evening, which was enjoyed by the people participated in the mela.