Corporate Pagoda to be unveiled at Purple Fest in Goa

Will pioneer inclusivity for Persons with Disabilities through a series of events, including workshops
The International Purple Fest will be held from January 8, 2024 to January 13, 2024.
The International Purple Fest will be held from January 8, 2024 to January 13, 2024.Photo: Gomantak Times

The National HRD Network, in collaboration with the Government of Goa, will host the Corporate Pagoda during the International Purple Fest 2024 from January 8 to 13 at ESG, Panjim.

Corporate Pagoda (powered by Amazon) is an event that celebrates persons with disabilities, and will be inaugurated by Goa Chief Minister Pramod Sawant.

The International Purple Fest will be held from January 8, 2024 to January 13, 2024.
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Beginning January 9, 2024, Corporate Pagoda will host a Diversity & Inclusion Walkathon as well as a Microsoft AI Capabilities Demonstration.

Under Corporate Pagoda, activities such as Avant-Garde, a Thought Leadership Forum, is scheduled for January 10, 2024 followed by an Employment Assistance Workshop and a Career Building Workshop on January 11, 2024.

The National HRD Network, in collaboration with the Government of Goa, will host the Corporate Pagoda during the International Purple Fest 2024 from January 8 to 13 at ESG, Panjim.

On January 13, 2024, the event will end with a Lego Therapy Workshop for a neurodiverse audience.

The Diversity & Inclusion Walkathon is an event aimed at encouraging open discussions regarding disability, dispelling myths and promoting a more inclusive mindset.

The International Purple Fest will be held from January 8, 2024 to January 13, 2024.
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At the walkathon, two people will form a pair and walk for 1 km while conversing.

The Goa Region of Business Network International (BNI) -- that has been assisting their membership base of 850+ MSME entrepreneurs and professionals in Goa grow their business through referral marketing -- will focus on supporting walkathon participation through their members as well as other organisations in partnership with the International Purple Fest.

The event details were unveiled in the presence of Rajkumar Kamat, Executive Director, BNI Goa Region, and Nikhil Shah, Support Director, BNI Goa.

Others present on the occasion were Rajesh Mehta, NHRD Diversity Chairperson & International Purple Fest Core Designer; Anand Khot, NHRD National General Secretary; Aman Rajabali, NHRD President Pune Chapter; and Arch Rita Mody Joshi, Support Director, BNI Goa. 

This event signifies a commitment to inclusivity, celebrating the diverse abilities of individuals with disabilities.
Rajkumar Kamat, Executive Director, BNI Goa Region.

Rajkumar Kamat expressed his appreciation, stating, “This event signifies a commitment to inclusivity, celebrating the diverse abilities of individuals with disabilities. The planned initiatives demonstrate a dedication to fostering open conversations, breaking stereotypes, and creating a more inclusive society."

He further added, "I commend the National HRD Network for their efforts and eagerly look forward to joining esteemed participants, including government officials, NGOs, corporates and professionals, as we collectively champion diversity, equity and inclusion at the International Purple Fest 2024.”

The International Purple Fest will be held from January 8, 2024 to January 13, 2024.
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A notable feature of the event is the Lego Therapy Workshop, empowered by Tata Power, offering participants a hands-on opportunity to enhance social and communication skills through the creative use of Lego bricks.

Following this, a 3-hour workshop will focus on key strategies for crafting impactful resumes, mastering interviews, and boosting self-confidence for a successful career journey, benefiting individuals from the diversity community.

The International Purple Fest will be held from January 8, 2024 to January 13, 2024.
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Subsequently, a comprehensive session, led by Microsoft authorities, will address the improvement of the lives of Persons with Disabilities (PwD).

Rajesh Mehta added, “We are thrilled to host the Corporate Pagoda at the International Purple Fest 2024, a celebration of inclusivity for persons with disabilities. Together, we aim to foster open conversations, debunk myths, and promote a more inclusive mindset.”

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