Dimapur, March 4: The first regional cultural event ‘Divya Kala Shakti’ was held at the Dorjee Khandu Convention Center today with the objective of promoting and providing a platform to talented youths with disabilities.
The cultural event aims to provide a wide and unique platform to showcase the potential of persons with disabilities in the field of performing arts, music, folk dance, yoga and martial arts, etc.
Around 55 youths with disabilities from all the Northeastern states participated in the regional cultural event with 11 participants from Arunachal Pradesh and invitees from Delhi, Odisha, and West Bengal.
The event is being organized by the Departments of Social Justice and Empowerment and Tribal Affairs (SJETA), WCD and Health, in collaboration with the Swami Vivekananda National Institute of Rehabilitation Training and Research, Cuttack, Odisha under DEPWD, ministry of Social Justice and Empowerment, GoI.
Indigenous Music and Folk Art School of Indigenous Cultural Society Dimapur, differently able artists represented Nagaland state at the event. Nagaland artists comprised of four deaf and dumb and one intellect were led by children folkdance guru Kili H Chishi and Atuna H Chishi as coach and assistant coach, and escorts. The team performed choreography of Sümi Naga folkdance and a traditional cotton spinning, synchronized with antique folk song and indigenous music.
Governor of Arunachal Pradesh, Brig (Dr.), B D.Mishra (Retd.) graced the programme as Chief Guest, Minister, Social Justice & Empowerment GoI, Dr. Thaawarchand Gehlot, Chief Minister Arunachal Pradesh, Pema Khandu, Minister Social Justice and Empowerment and Tribal Affairs, WCD & Health Alo Libang, and Secretary DEPwD, GoI.,. Shakuntala D. Gamlin were the guest of honor.
(Page News Service)