Goa is set to host the much-awaited Purple Fest: Celebrating Diversity, the first-ever inclusive festival in the state for persons with disabilities (PwDs). The festival will be held in Panjim from January 6-8, 2023, with all pomp and show.
The three-day festival’s aim is to show to all how to bring inclusivity in our society, and how to support one another.
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The Purple Fest will be hosted by the Goa State Commission for Persons with Disabilities in association with the Directorate of Social Welfare and Entertainment Society of Goa. Thousands of entries have been registered for the festival, and delegates from all over the country are expected to participate and be a part of this grand festival.
The event is free for Goan delegates and students with disabilities. For the rest of the delegates, the registration charges are INR 1000 per person. In case of group registrations, for a group of more than 10 delegates, 50% charges will be waived, meaning, registration fee will be INR 500 only. For exhibitors at the event, the registration fee is INR 2500.
At the Purple Fest, there will be all kinds of fun live performances such as music concerts, dance and stand-up comedy among many other interactive activities. Sporting events, blind car rally, birdwatching and exhibitions that will showcase the latest aids and products developed by and for PwDs. There will also be live art camps for those interested. Visits to heritage sites and other popular tourist attractions are also a part of the festival.
“Government will try to work hard to make the important places as well as some beaches accessible to divyangs during Purple Fest,” shared Goa Chief Minister Pramod Sawant.
News source : Times of India