Ministry of Social Justice & Empowerment

President to inaugurate ‘Purple Fest’ tomorrow  

Posted On: 25 FEB 2024 10:22AM by PIB Delhi

After the success of the ‘International Purple Fest, 2024’ at Goa from 8th to 13th January, 2024, the Department of Empowerment of Persons with Disabilities under Ministry of Social Justice & Empowerment is organizing a fun filled day long ‘Purple Fest’ at Amrit Udyaan in the  Rashtrapati Bhawan on 26th February, 2024.  

President of India, Smt Droupadi Murmu will inaugurate the Purple Fest event. The Ministers of Social Justice & Empowerment and Secretary, DEPwD will be present on this occasion. More than 10 thousand Divyangjan, accompanied by their escorts, will also converge at this majestic venue. Pt. Deendayal Upadhyaya National Institute for Persons with Physical Disabilities is the nodal agency for this Fest.

The ‘Purple Fest’ will have fully inclusive and interactive stalls of organizations working in the field of accessibility, inclusion and disability rights. The key activities at ‘Purple Fest’ will be Amrit Udyaan visit, Know your disabilities, Purple Cafe, Purple Kaleidoscope, Purple Live Experience Zone, Purple Sports etc.

Beyond the festivities, visitors are also invited to embark on a journey of discovery through the Rashtrapati Bhavan museum, enriching their minds while embracing the ethos of inclusivity.

This fest is a platform for everyone to showcase their ideas and insights for curating a more inclusive and accessible society. This Fest aims of raising awareness about different disabilities and their impact on peoples live and also challenges the misconception prejudices, stigma and stereotypes revolving around disabilities and to promote understanding, acceptance and inclusion of persons with disabilities within society.

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