Mumbai, 27 April 2022: Governor of Maharashtra, Bhagat Singh Koshyari inaugurated the ‘Divya Kala Shakti’ Programme at Nehru Centre, Mumbai, today 27th April 2022.
“PM Narendra Modi rightly said they have a ‘Divya Shakti’ within them to which I bow down to. I feel happy to see them showing their talents and skills despite their disabilities,” said the Governor. He also encouraged the differently abled to find their inner talent and expel in it. He mentioned that about the contribution of our para atheletes during the Olympics and said how they can positively contribute to the society.
The Governor also thanked the teachers, trainers and NGOs who have been working round the clock to train the Divyang youth. He thanked them for helping the differently abled in identifying their talents. He also thanked the Ministry of Social Justice & Empowerment for their efforts in organising the event.
Union Cabinet Minister for Social Justice & Empowerment Dr. Virendra Kumar in a video message mentioned that, the aim of ‘Divya Kala Shakti’ is to motivate differently abled youth as well as provide a platform to showcase their talents and creative skills. “I believe this programme will boost their confidence even more,” he said.
More than 150 children and youth, with different disabilities, from the states of Maharashtra, Goa, Madhya Pradesh, Gujarat, Rajasthan, Chhattisgarh, Daman & Diu performed during the event. The programme was packed with several performances and state-specific dances that made the evening vibrant. Programmes included puppetry, dance, music, folk dance, yoga demonstration, wheel chair performances.