Divya Kala Mela 

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    Syllabus: GS2/Empowerment of Vulnerable section 

    News

    • A 10 day Divya Kala Mela will be organized in Varanasi.

    About

    • Divya Kala Mela is an initiative of the Department of Empowerment of Persons with Disabilities (DEPwD) towards economic empowerment of PwD/Divyangjan. 
    • It will showcase the products and craftsmanship of Divyang (PwD) entrepreneurs/ artisans from across the country.
    • So far six Divya Kala Mela have been organized in Delhi (2022 ), Mumbai (2023),  Bhopal (2023), Guwahati ( 2023), Indore ( 2023),  Jaipur (2023) and Varanasi is the seventh one in the series.
    • Product category: Home Décor & Lifestyle, Clothing, Stationery and eco-friendly products, packaged food and organic products, Toys & Gifts, Personal Accessories – Jewellery, Clutch Bags.
    • Significance: It will be an opportunity for all to go ‘vocal for local’. Also products made by Divyang craftsmen with their extra determination can be seen/purchased.

    Source: PIB