EKAM Fest: Event to Promote craftsmanship and products of Divyang entrepreneurs
A week-long festival called “EKAM FEST” was organized to promote the products of Divyang artisans and entrepreneurs. More than 80 Divyang entrepreneurs and artisans participated in the event.
The event focuses to promote knowledge and entrepreneurship of Divyang Community. It also aims to market their opportunities. The event was organized by NHFDC (National Handicapped Finance and Development Corporation). The NHFDC also launched the NHFDC Swavalamban Kendra (NSK), an initiative to establish micro skill training centre for Divyangs
The NHFDC operates under Ministry of Social Justice and Empowerment. It was established in 1997. The Company provides financial assistance to divyangs and persons with disabilities. Currently it is implementing Vishesh Microfinance Yojana
Vishesh Microfinance Yojana
Under the scheme, NHFDC finances income generating schemes of Disabled persons. This is being done by signing agreement with Public Sector Banks, Regional Rural Banks and other financial institutions. The main objective of the scheme is to reach out unbanked population and promote inclusive livelihood.