Itanagar, the capital city of Arunachal Pradesh is all set to host ‘Divya Kala Shakti: Witnessing the Abilities in Disabilities’, a cultural event that provides a wider and unique platform to showcase the potential of differently-abled persons in the field of performing art, music, dance, acrobatics, etc.
The first-of-its-kind regional event would be organised for the eight north-eastern states here on Thursday.
The event is being organised by the Swami Vivekananda National Institute for Research, Training and Rehabilitation (Divyangjan), Cuttack, Odisha in collaboration with the state’s Department of Social Justice & Empowerment and Tribal Affairs.
Participants from eight north-eastern states, including Arunachal Pradesh will take part in the Divya Shakti Kala to showcase their talents. Participants from Indore (Madhya Pradesh), Delhi, Odisha and other states are also expected in the event.
Addressing a press conference in this connection on Wednesday, Health and Family Welfare Minister Alo Libang thanked the Government of India for selecting Arunachal to host the unique cultural event.
He lauded the organisers for their noble initiative and said their efforts would go a long way to encourage the artists with disabilities and provide them with the much-needed fillip and impetus to face the challenges of life.
Department of Empowerment of Persons with Disabilities joint secretary, Sanjay Pandey said that the main objective of organising the event is to provide a platform for the Divyangjan to showcase their talents.
He said a similar event held at Rashtrapati Bhawan last year was highly appreciated by the President of India.
State’s Social Justice Empowerment and Tribal Affairs secretary Niharika Rai threw light on the purpose and objective of organising the mega cultural at Itanagar and expressed happiness over the preparations.
“It is a matter of pride for us to host a cultural event of such magnitude in the state,” the commissioner said.
Governor Brig (Retd) B D Mishra, Chief Minister Pema Khandu and a host of other dignitaries are expected to take part in the event which will be held at the Dorjee Khandu State Convention Centre here.