Get-hooked September 29, 2019
Come, be a part of this inclusive Garba event for deaf people in Mumbai
It’s the time of the year again to get togather with friends and family and have some fun dancing the Garba. The Navratri Navyuvak Mandal for Deaf is back again with its 28th Annual Navratri Utsav that will be held on 8 October in Mumbai.
The Navratri Navyuvak Mandal for Deaf (NNMD) in Mumbai has many plans in store to bring the magic of Navratri alive for the deaf community. Every year it organises a celebration that brings deaf people together for the nine-day-long festival.
The NNMD was founded in 1992 to provide a supportive and united platform for the deaf community in Mumbai. The organization has helped make the deaf community a part of the Mumbai mainstream through its inclusive initiatives.
Dandiya and Garba dance lovers are welcome to be a part of this year’s inclusive event that is also being supported by the Indian Deaf Society (IDS) and Bombay Foundation of Deaf Women (BFDW). The event is open to deaf people, their friends, families and promises a wholesome fun through the day.
Apart from a fun-filled programme, there is traditional food and an opportunity to win exciting prizes. A fancy Dandiya competition will also be held.
We have been hosting the event for many years to bring deaf people together. The response every year has always been positive and has kept us motivated for so long. This year too we are confident of organizing a super event that will make this Navratri memorable. – Nirav Gadia, Organizer.
The aim of the annual celebration by Navratri Navyuvak Mandal for Deaf is to provide an inclusive space where deaf people can enjoy the colourful fun and masti that Navratri festival brings along.
Sarika Purohit, a homemaker in Mumbai, is super excited. As a deaf person, the festival gives her a chance to mingle with the community at large.
“Dressing up for the Navratri is a joy in itself and there are also gifts for the best dancers and best dressed. I had won the first prize last year along with my husband and daughter. I have fond memories of the event last year so I definitely want to go this year as well.“
Tickets for the event are available on PhonePe and Google Play and can be bought at a nominal price before 2 October which is the last date. You might have to pay more after the deadline so wait no more and get ready to rock Garba and Dandiya this year.
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