Focus: GS I: Festivals
Why in News?
The first-of-its-kind inclusive festival in India, ‘Purple Fest: Celebrating Diversity’ is set to begin in Goa.
About Purple fest
- This festival aims to showcase how we can come together to create a welcoming and inclusive world for everyone.
- Aimed at furthering the spirit of inclusion, the Purple Fest will feature a variety of exciting live performances, sporting events, grand exhibitions, immersive experience zones, accessible movie screenings, & discussions on vital subjects like inclusive education, tourism, employment, & independent living.
- As part of the festival, the Department of Empowerment of Persons with Disabilities in association with Office of Chief Commissioner for Persons with Disabilities (CCPD) is organising a two days Sensitization Workshop in Goa.
- The workshop will feature best practices in the field of disability with a focus on improving accessibility addressing implementation related issues of various schemes and programmes for Persons with Disabilities, and innovations and action plan in the field of accessibility.