It is noteworthy that people from all walks of life hailed the initiative, and it also had the hearty support of the Commissioner, Department of Sports, Youth and Culture, Government of Gujarat. Thalassemia patients also participated in the programme, making it one of the most iconic celebrations in the bustling metropolitan city of Gujarat.
It started on October 1, 2022 at 19:00 and the relatives of the divyangs congratulated the members of the NGO organizations for promoting inclusion and acceptance among the common public.
Despite being a special celebration meant for people with special disabilities, it was one of the biggest in Surat city and became a major event for NGO Ek Soch, which also organizes prosthetic fitting camps and supports women’s education. The program was declared a grand success and the NGO team said it was a tribute to the Divyang Shashaktikaran Mission of Hon’ble Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi.
Ritu Rathi, social activist and founder of NGO Ek Soch said, “I am truly speechless and did not expect the Divyang Navratri Garba celebrations to receive such a huge response. I thank everyone with folded hands and promise to work even more so for our brothers with special abilities. We appreciate the public participation and institutional support of the Government of Gujarat.”
Notably, due to Covid-19 guidelines, functions like Divyang Navratri have not been organized for the past two years.