Last Updated on Tuesday 9 January 2024 by Chetansingh Chauhan
Metrobit Foundation’s Divyang Mela Empowering Abilities
Inclusive Event at Vastrapur Hat, Ahmedabad: 15th to 21st January 2024
The Metrobit Foundation is set to make waves in Ahmedabad with an exceptional exhibition crafted exclusively for Divyangs, individuals with diverse abilities. From January 15th to 21st, 2024, Vastrapur Hat will transform into a hub of creativity and resilience as over 80 stalls showcase the talents of specially-abled individuals hailing from various cities across India. Spearheaded by Mr. Alpesh Gevaria and his wife Mrs. Rakshaben Gevaria, this event promises more than just a display of products; it’s a celebration of determination, skill, and the indomitable human spirit.
The Brainchild of Metrobit Foundation
This pioneering Divyang exhibition marks a historic moment for Ahmedabad, as Mr. Alpesh Gevaria and Mrs. Rakshaben Gevaria bring forth the vision of the Metrobit Foundation. Their dedication to empowering differently-abled individuals is reflected in the meticulous planning and execution of this event. The foundation’s commitment to inclusivity shines through, offering a platform for specially-abled artisans from Gujarat’s major cities, including Ahmedabad, Surat, Vadodara, and Rajkot, and extending its reach to other states like Jammu, Cuttack, Hyderabad, and Mumbai.
The Main Objective of the Exhibition
At the heart of this unique exhibition is a noble objective – to bolster the economic viability of differently-abled individuals and nurture their journey towards self-sustainability. With more than 80 stalls featuring products crafted by divyang artisans, the event aims to break down barriers, bringing together talent from diverse backgrounds onto a single platform. The carefully curated showcase will encompass a myriad of offerings, from exquisite arts and crafts to delectable food preparations.
Products, Workshops, and Inspirational Talks
The Divyang Mela promises a multifaceted experience for attendees. Beyond the stalls showcasing an array of products, the event will feature knowledge-sharing workshops and inspirational talks by the divyang individuals themselves. This confluence of creativity and determination serves not only as a marketplace but as a platform for dialogue, fostering community cooperation and understanding.
Meet the Organizers: Alpesh Gevaria’s Vision Unveiled
In an exclusive interview with the media, Mr. Alpesh Gevaria shared insights into the unique aspects of the Divyang Mela. Notably, the exhibition is exclusively for differently-abled individuals, and they have not been charged any rent for the stalls. This means that every stall will be a testament to the talent and resilience of Divyangs, as they display and sell their creations at the fair. Through this inclusive platform, they hope to connect with every section of society, providing a vast market for their products.
Participants from Across the Nation
The Divyang Mela is set to host participants from various cities, showcasing the diversity of talents present in different regions. Divyang individuals from Gujarat, including Ahmedabad, Surat, Vadodara, Rajkot, and beyond, will share the stage with participants from states such as Jammu, Cuttack, Hyderabad, and Mumbai. The collective display of talent underscores the universal appeal of the exhibition, transcending geographical boundaries.
Highlighting the significance of the event, some of the participating specially-abled individuals have already received recognition for their arts and crafts at the state level. These accolades not only validate the creativity and skill of the artisans but also contribute to building their confidence and self-esteem. The Divyang Mela becomes a stage not just for commerce but for celebrating excellence and resilience.
Connecting Divyangs with Society
Mr. Alpesh Gevaria emphasized the significance of this platform in providing Divyangs with the opportunity to connect with every section of society. By eliminating rent charges for the stalls, the organizers ensure that the focus remains on the products and the stories behind them. This strategic approach aims to create a substantial market for the diverse offerings, enabling a broader audience to appreciate and support the talents of differently-abled individuals.
The Divyang Mela goes beyond being a marketplace; it’s a celebration of diversity and inclusion. By offering a space for knowledge-sharing workshops and inspirational talks, the event becomes a catalyst for breaking stereotypes and fostering understanding. Attendees not only have the chance to purchase unique products but also to engage with the creators, gaining insights into their journeys and experiences.
The long-term impact of the Divyang Mela extends beyond the event dates. By providing a platform for divyang artisans to display and sell their products, the exhibition aims to strengthen their economic viability. This, in turn, contributes to the broader goal of fostering self-sustainability among differently-abled individuals, empowering them to lead fulfilling and independent lives.
What to Expect at the Divyang Mela
As the Divyang Mela unfolds, attendees can anticipate a vibrant showcase of creativity, resilience, and community spirit. The more than 80 stalls will not just display products; they will tell stories of triumph over adversity. From intricate arts and crafts to delectable food preparations, each stall represents a step towards breaking down barriers and building bridges of understanding and support.