Events & News
The centre aims to empower these children by recognising and sharpening their raw talents through special and appropriate methods. Our team along with our supporters are in a constant endeavour for identifying new avenues for our children at the Different Art Centre. Though, not our aim, we are in news when we announce such new initiatives. These events and news items inspire several people in the society and we are glad about it.
Introducing the Kasaragod Different Arts Centre model, a new initiative.
01 June, 2023
On 31st May 2023, a significant announcement will be made regarding the inauguration of the Different Arts Centre (DAC) in Kasaragod. This center, spearheaded by Gopinath Muthukad, aims to cater to the comprehensive development of differently-abled children in the district. The official event will be held at the Chaitanya Auditorium in Kizhakkumkara.
Mothers Day Celebrations at Different Art Centre
14 May, 2023
On the occasion of Mother's Day celebrations, a programme was held to celebrate Mother's Day at the Different Art Centre.
Different Art Centre Model To Be Implemented In Tamil Nadu: Disability Welfare Secretary Dr R Anandakumar IAS
13 May, 2023
Dr R Anandakumar IAS, Secretary, Disability Welfare, Tamil Nadu, said steps will be taken to implement the different art centre model in Tamil Nadu where differently-abled children are trained in various arts, including magic, and not only create differences in their mental and intellectual levels but also create a source of income for them and develop them along with others in the society.
SCIENTIA's Advanced Research Centre inauguration
09 May, 2023
SCIENTIA’s Advanced Research Centre was inaugurated on 09 May 2023 by S Somanath, Secretary, DOS/Chairman, ISRO at the Different Art Centre, Trivandrum.
Inauguration of Advanced Research Centre SCIENTIA
07 May, 2023
SCIENTIA is glad to invite you to join Inauguration of the Advanced Research Centre on 09 May 2023 by Sri. S Somanath, Secretary, DOS/Chairman, ISRO at 12 noon at the Different Art Centre, Trivandrum,
KS Chitra's Snehacharth : A musical start to the MOM unit at the Different Art Centre
02 May, 2023
Well known Singer KS Chithra inaugurated an entrepreneurial unit of mothers at the Different Art Centre by embroidering 'Sasneham, KS Chitra' on a handkerchief. The entrepreneurial units started by the mothers of differently-abled children at the Different Art Centre is an initiative led by Gopinath Muthukad.
Hon Prime Minister Narendra Modi meets our DAC student Rahul onboard Vande Bharat
25 April, 2023
Our student Rahul from DAC got an opportunity to meet Hon. Prime Minister. He gifted his artwork to the PM and was appreciated for his artistic talents.
Football for the visually impaired gets off to a flying start at Different Art Centre in Trivandrum
16 April, 2023
The IBFF Blind Football Tournament got off to an exciting start at the Different Art Centre with a brilliant performance that proved that visual impairment is no barrier to football.
Different Art Centre to collaborate with Microsoft to promote inclusive technology
31 March, 2023
Mr. Gopinath Muthukad visited the Microsoft Offices in Seattle and had fruitful discussions with the senior management on taking necessary steps to make the products including Differently Abled Population.
Santhosh Keezhattoor's solo drama fills the stage
10 March, 2023
Actor Santhosh Keezhattoor has surprised the audience by giving a theatrical touch to the life story of Ochira Velukutty Asan, who played the roles of Vasavadatta, Leela and Mathangi on stage.
Team from North India arrives to participate in Sammohan National Art Festival
24 February, 2023
The first batch from North India has arrived to participate in the National Arts Festival for The Differently Abled to be held on 25th and 26th of this month for the first time in India under the guidance of The Different Art Centre.
The Different Art Centre is all set to host the country's first national disability art festival.
24 February, 2023
The Different Art Centre is all set to host the Sammohan National Disability Arts Festival to be held on The 25th and 26th of this month.
As part of the Differently Abled National Art Festival Sammohan, a procession will be held on Friday at 4 pm.
24 February, 2023
Industries Minister P Rajeev will flag off the 'Vilambara Jatha' to be held at 4 pm today (Friday) as part of the Sammohan National Disability Arts Festival to be held for the first time in India under the leadership of Different Art Centre on 25th and 26th.
Magician and Mentalist Fazil Basheer rode a motorcycle blindfolded
22 February, 2023
Fazil Basheer drives a motorcycle blindfolded to change society's blindness towards the differently-abled category
Special reference on DAC by The High Court of Kerala
26 January, 2023
It is a moment of pride for all of us at the Different Art Centre (DAC). The High Court of Kerala has made a special reference on DAC, as an exemplary
Gopinath Muthukad has been awarded the title, Ambassador of Art For Humanity
20 January, 2023
Gopinath Muthukad, the Executive Director, of Different Art Centre has been awarded the title, Ambassador of Art For Humanity, for his active role in supporting humanity by Altareq Rehabilitation and Autism Centre, and Ziad Odeh for Creativity and Culture under the KVK Registration Number 87225433.
Empowering with Magical Love – A Magical Awareness program – Dubai
20 January, 2023
Empowering with Magical Love – A Magical Awareness program. The special children of DAC got an opportunity to perform at an event in Dubai, on 14th January 2023 with the support of the International Promoters Association (IPA), Dubai.
Benevolence of Different Art Centre (DAC), a boon to Kasaragod.
23 November, 2022
KERALASREE, Sri. Gopinath Muthukad’s humanity engineering spreading its tides outside Trivandrum. During an event held at kasaragod to extend the help & support to the Endosulfan victims, Shri. Muthukad has expressed his aspiration to set up a centre at Kasaragod.
DAC Global, the new digital channel launched at Different Art Centre (DAC)
04 November, 2022
The new digital channel “DAC Global” was launched on 1st November by Sri. Santosh George Kulangara, Managing Director of SAFARI TV & Globe Trotter. The LOGO of the DAC Global unveiled by Smt. Navya Nair, the popular films actress.
HORTICULTURE THERAPY – “The Heal unveiled to Specially abled”
29 October, 2022
Horticulture therapy, an innovative therapy model to make the changes in the Differently abled community inaugurated yesterday at Different Art Centre (DAC).
The Horticulture Therapy was inaugurated by Shri. V. Muraleedharan, Honble. Union Minister of states for External Affairs, Govt. of India. The inaugural function was presided by Shri. V N Vasavan, Honble. Minister for Culture, Govt. of Kerala.
SYMPHONIA and ARTERIA inaugurated by eminent artists at Different Art Centre
20 October, 2022
SYMPHONIA and ARTERIA, the two centers, part of Universal Empowerment Centre (UEC) dedicated to the Differently Abled people, who have been trained Music and Drawing at Different Art Centre (DAC). SYMPHONIA and ARTERIA will empower them through Music and Drawing. These two platforms will enable them to perform and earn for their living existence.
Therapy Centres at Different Art Centre (DAC) dedicated to the differently abled community.
10 October, 2022
The state-of-the-art therapy centres were unveiled at Universal Empowerment Centre (UEC) premises which si an integral part of DAC to enable employment opportunities to the differently abled.
Three performance theatres at Universal Empowerment Centre set ready
01 October, 2022
Magic of Silence, Magic of Darkness, Magic of Miracle are the three new threatres opened in the Universal Empowerment Centre of DAC. Abhinaya Anand, Tiffany Brar and Krithi Parek opened the theatres on 01 Oct 2022.
Golden feather to DAC’s cap
31 August, 2022
The children from DAC, some of whom were autistic, deaf, intellectual disordered, or had physical challenges had the opportunity to meet India’s first woman, the honourable president of the nation Smt. Droupadi Murmu on 27th in Rashtrapati Bhavan.
DAC children voyaged to meet the President of India
29 August, 2022
The Minister for Social Security, Dr. R. Bindu, gave the formal send-off to the differently abled children from the Different Art Centre (DAC), who had voyaged to meet the President of India in New Delhi.
" UNVEILED THE UNBELIEVABLE" - A project by Different Art Centre
09 August, 2022
Ranganathan, a differently abled 18 year old boy from Different Art Centre (DAC) astonished the large crowd that had gathered in a venue at DAC with the Number Magic. The Hon’ble. Chief Secretary, Sri. V.P. Joy IAS, Smt. Shylaja Teacher MLA, Sri. Santhosh Koshy Thomas, the Chairman of KINFRA, and all the leading media along with students at DAC and their parents, and staff, were gathered for the event and all of them were amazed and excited by the performance of Ranganathan.
‘Empowering with Love’ – An arty magical night by differently abled children of DAC
04 August, 2022
New Delhi – ‘Empowering with love’, the art feast by differently abled children from Different Art Centre is all set to go live in the Country capital on 26th August. Dr. Abmedkar International Centre is going to witness the magical performance by the DAC students on 26th August 2022. Hon’ble. Union Minister for Social Justice and Empowerment, Mr. Virendra Kumar Khatik will be witnessing the event along with all the invited guests.
The DAC students learn PANCHARI MELAM from Mattannoor
01 August, 2022
The Different Art Centre witnessed a historic event, as the students of the centre are blessed with the opportunity to learn PANCHARI MELAM under Padma Shri. Mattannoor Sankarankutty Marar, a veteran percussionist, popularly known by the name ‘Mattannoor’.
When special children become superstars - ‘D3, Design Drama for Disabled’
23 July, 2022
The drama training for the differently abled children was unveiled at Different Art Centre (DAC), Trivandrum on 23rd July. The training programme named ‘ D3, Design Drama for Disabled’ was inaugurated by Justice Devan Ramachandran, Kerala High Court Judge.
Manjari’s humble marriage celebrations at DAC spread a vibrant message to society.
24 June, 2022
Popular playback singer Manjari got married and she celebrated the marriage functions with the students at DAC, Different Art Centre. Manjari and Jerin were invited to the stage called Camille Cascade at DAC for the function. Sri. Gopinath Muthukad took the lead to welcome the couple and all the differently abled children at DAC along with all the staff at DAC and Magic planet also joined in the functions.
Different Art Centre paved the way for a union of two differently-abled talents in performing art forms.
23 June, 2022
A few days ago Different Art Centre (DAC) witnessed a memorable event, where two differently-abled talents unitedly amazed the audience with their art form. Kumari. Kanmani, a physically challenged girl who secured the first rank in BA (Music) along with Kumari. Ruksana Anwar, a DAC student with an intellectual disability rocked the stage with a stunning musical performance.
“Different Art Centre organization is an asset to empower differently abled” says Minister G R Anil.
15 June, 2022
National athletic champions of the cerebral palsy sports federation of India were honored in the event. Five differently-abled people were honored at the event, who got six medals including one gold medal in the national athletic championship of the cerebral palsy sports federation. Veteran Athlete, K M Beena Mol has tendered the honor to the differently abled medallists.
Wings of Dreams - Empowering With Love in Singapore
22 May, 2022
Wings of Dreams, Children from the Different Art Centre, Thiruvananthapuram Performed on a Global Stage in Singapore on 22nd May 2022.
New batch starts at Different Art Centre with 100 students
07 May, 2022
The Minister For Higher Education R Bindu inaugurated the new batch of special children at Different Art Centre (DAC) under the aegis of Magic Planet on Friday.
A visit to UST Campus
31 March, 2022
Children from the Different Art Centre (DAC) displayed their talents in arts and magic during the visit to the UST campus in Thiruvananthapuram on Sunday, 27 March 2022.
Launch of Horticulture Therapy, "The Blossom Project"
23 February, 2022
Launch of Horticulture Therapy "The Blossom Project" inaugurated by Hon. Minister for Agriculture, Shri. P. Prasad
'Avalidam' (A place for her)
23 February, 2022
A 10-day camp titled, 'Avalidam' (A place for her) organized by the Youth Welfare Board that was inaugurated by Hon. Minister, Shri. Saji Cheriyan.
Ten children of Different Art Centre make a historic presentation during 34th Kerala Science Congress
12 February, 2022
Adding a golden leaf in history, a group of 10 differently-abled children from the SCIENTIA team of the Magic Planet led by acclaimed magician Gopinath Muthukad presented scientific posters on their research findings during the 34th Kerala Science Congress. Organizers of the highest scientific summit of the State set apart an exclusive slot between 1 pm and 2 pm on 12th February for these children to make their poster presentations.
Eldho Kuriakose bags a role in a short film
11 February, 2022
It was a proud moment for the students of Different Art Centre and the family of Eldho Kuriakose when the short film is titled "Eldho" and was launched by the Film Producer and the Chairman of Gokulam Group, Mr. Gokulam Gopalan at the Different Art Centre.
Arif Mohammed Khan, Governor of Kerala inaugurates the ‘Art Tower’ of the UEC
13 January, 2022
Arif Mohammed Khan, the Hon'ble Governor of Kerala inaugurated the ‘Art Tower’ a new project by the Universal Empowerment Centre located at Magic Planet, KINFRA Film and Video Park, Thiruvananthapuram.
Magic Planet wins the Kerala State Award 2021 for empowering children from DAC
03 December, 2021
Magic Planet won the Kerala State Award for Empowerment of Persons with Disabilities - 2021 in the category of "Best Employer" for promoting Differently Abled Employees (National Trust Act).
Vismaya Saanthwanam Japan
14 November, 2021
World Malayalee Federation (WMF), Japan in association with Different Art Centre (DAC), Trivandrum organises Vismaya Saanthwanam (Magic Beyond Barriers) - A fundraising magical event to support differently-abled children.
Vismaya Saanthwanam New Zealand
24 October, 2021
Vismaya Saanthwanam was held on Saturday, 23 October 2021, at 7.00PM (NZST) as a live event dedicated to the residents from New Zealand. The event was held under the auspices of Navodaya New Zealand and was blessed by thousands of viewers online.
Sahayathra - Magic beyond barriers
03 October, 2021
Different Art Centre joined hands with multiple similar organizations in the state and a great online talent event was planned. Involving hundreds of differently abled children, the event named as Sahayathra - Magic beyond barriers, led by Gopinath Muthukad was telecasted on 2nd October 2021 followed by a repeat telecast on 3rd October 2021.
Progressive pathway of the Universal Magic centre inaugurated
23 July, 2021
Inaugurating the progressive pathway at the Universal Magic Center, R. Bindu, Minister of Higher Education, Kerala, said that the Different Arts Center (DAC) would open up a magical world for differently-abled children by offering them an environment conducive for their intellectual progress and social and emotional well-being.
Vismaya Saanthwanam (Magic Beyond Borders) - USA Stage 2
15 May, 2021
An event in the series dedicated to the residents of USA was held on 15 May 2021, Saturday. The visually treating event was performed on stage from the Different Art Centre located in the Magic Planet campus in Trivandrum and broadcast online from 6:30PM CST (USA)/ 7:30PM EST (USA)/ 5:00AM IST (India).
Vismaya Saanthwanam - Stage Kuwait
23 April, 2021
An event in the series dedicated to the residents of Kuwait was held on Friday, 23 April 2021. The visually treating event was performed on stage from the Different Art Centre located in the Magic Planet campus in Trivandrum and broadcast online from 5.00PM (Kuwait time) / 7.30PM (Indian time).
Vismaya Saanthwanam - Stage UK-Ireland
19 April, 2021
Vismaya Saanthwanam was held on Sunday, 18 April 2021, at 2:00 pm GGT as a live event dedicated to the residents from UK and Ireland.
Vishu Kaineettam by Lions Club of Kottayam Emirates Pretty Petals
13 April, 2021
Vishu adds wings to the dreams of children at SCIENTIA. Thanks to the Vishu Kaineettam offered by Lions Club of Kottayam Emirates Pretty Petals. The organization is donating for the realization of a state-of the-art Spectrophotometer for the SCIENTIA lab. The equipment will help our children to foster their scientific investigations, matching to the latest quality standards. Using this equipment, chemical compositions of various substances can be determined with extreme precision.
Vismaya Saanthwanam - Stage UAE
09 April, 2021
Vismaya Saanthwanam was held on Friday, 09 April 2021, at 4.30PM (UAE) as a live event dedicated to the residents from the UAE.
Children of Scientia lauded at national conference.
19 March, 2021
In a national conference held online by the University of Kerala on March 9, 2021, the differently-abled students from the Scientia program at Different Arts Centre, presented their thesis and was appreciated by the experts. In an event at Magic planet on March 18, the head of the Department of Biochemistry at the University of Kerala, Dr. Mini. S and assistant professor Dr. P. G. Biju handed over the certificates and memento to the children.
Children at DAC honour mothers on International Women’s Day
10 March, 2021
The children of Different Arts Centre honoured 100 mothers as a symbol of their gratitude and respect towards their mothers' relentless efforts and incomparable love, at the women’s day event ‘Maatru Vandanam’ held at Magic Planet, in the presence of Shobana George.
Miraculous improvement in the children of Different Arts Centre
18 February, 2021
The assessment report of the children at DAC prepared by ICCONS and Child Development Centre (CDC) was handed over to Minister of Health and Social Justice, K. K. Shailaja by the Chairman of K- DISC Dr. K. M. Abraham. Minister lauded the efforts of DAC.
Vismaya Saanthwanam - Stage Singapore
12 February, 2021
Vismaya Saanthwanam was held on Friday, 12th February 2021, at 8:00 pm SGT as a live event dedicated to the residents from Singapore.
Health Minister K. K. Shailaja Teacher inaugurates the laboratory for SCIENTIA
02 January, 2021
Health Minister K. K. Shailaja Teacher inaugurated the laboratory for SCIENTIA on 01 January 2021, in the presence of the Mayor of Trivandrum, Arya Rajendran, at the Magic Planet. SCIENTIA is a one of its kind scientific research platform for the differently abled children of Different Art Centre at the Magic Planet.
Foundation Stone for Different Sports Centre to be laid by Sports Minister E.P. Jayarajan
30 December, 2020
The foundation stone for Different Sports Centre, will be laid by the Minister of Industries and Sports, E.P.Jayarajan, at 03:00 pm on 31st December 2020. The ceremony will be held at the proposed site for the Different Sports Centre, in the Magic Planet premises at Kazhakkoottam, Thiruvananthapuram.
Health Minister K. K. Shailaja Teacher to inaugurate the laboratory for SCIENTIA, a research platform for the differently abled
30 December, 2020
The laboratory for SCIENTIA, set up at the Different Arts Centre, will be inaugurated by the minister of Health and Social Justice, K. K. Shailaja Teacher on 1st of January, 2021, at 02:30 pm.
I.M.Vijayan’s kickoff at the Different Art Centre
21 December, 2020
Football legend I.M.Vijayan joined the children at Different Arts Centre (DAC), Trivandrum in an endearing little football match at the inaugural function of their new playground.
Vismaya Saanthwanam - Stage USA
04 December, 2020
Vismaya Saanthwanam was first held on Friday, 4th December 2020, at 6:30 pm PST. The live event was dedicated to the residents from the USA.
Charisma program launched on International Day of Disabled Persons / Thursday, 3 December 2020
04 December, 2020
Charisma program launched on International Day of Disabled Persons / Thursday, 3 December 2020.
Re-opening of DAC - welcome song released
25 October, 2020
A welcome song for the re-opening of the Different Art Centre on 01 November 2020 has been launched by Kadakampally Surendran, Minister for Co- Operation, Tourism and Devaswom in Government of Kerala.
Different Art Centre to reopen on 01 November
24 October, 2020
Post close-down since March 2020 due to COVID-19 restrictions, the Magic Planet and Different Art Centre are planned to reopen on 01 November 2020.
Gopinath Muthukad named by Government of Kerala, as brand ambassador for “Child-friendly Kerala” project
21 October, 2020
Well-known motivational speaker, magician and UNICEF ambassador Gopinath Muthukad was declared the brand ambassador for “Child-friendly Kerala” project. This was announced by K K Shailaja Teacher, Kerala Minister for Health and Social Welfare during a function held on Tuesday, 20 October 2020, in Thiruvanathapuram.
MIND Series - Session 8 by Dr. Jayaraj Warrier and Indulekha Warrier
11 October, 2020
Jayaraj Warrier enthralled the children with several of his performances, which were well reciprocated by the children through performing and demonstrating their mimicry and singing capabilities. Indulekha sang many popular songs and ensured a very entertaining session for all attendees.
MIND Series - Session 7 by Dr. Mohammed Asheel
02 October, 2020
The 7th session of the MIND series was conducted on 02 October 2020. The online session was led by Dr. Mohammed Asheel, Executive Director, Kerala State Social Security Mission (KSSM), Government of Kerala.
MIND Series - Session 6 by playback singer Mridula Warrier
23 September, 2020
Popular playback singer from Kerala - Mridula Warrier was the guest for the 6th session from the MIND series conducted online on Wednesday, 23 September 2020.
MIND Series - Session 5 - by Dr.Bineesh, Consultant Neurologist
20 September, 2020
The fifth session of the MIND series was conducted on 20 September 2020 online by Dr. Binish, Consultant Neurologist.
MIND Series - Session 4 - by playback singer Vaikom Vijayalakshmi
07 September, 2020
MIND's fourth session, conducted via video conference was led by prominent playback singer Vaikom Vijayalakshmi on Monday, 07 September.
MIND Series - Session by Psychologist Mrs. Shalini Krishnadas
29 August, 2020
The third session of MIND series was conducted by Mrs. Shalini Krishnadas, a Dubai based Psychologist, who comes with a vast experience handling numerous problems related to adolescents and children.
HOPE (Heaven Of Peaceful Environment) launched
29 August, 2020
Magic Academy launches HOPE - Heaven Of Peaceful Environment, the new charitable project for providing decent houses for differently abled children.
Mind Series - Session 2 | Dr. Lissy Shajahan, Psychologist & Life Coach
25 August, 2020
The second in the series of interactive sessions from MIND (Magical Inspiration Need for Differently abled) was conducted on 22 August 2020 by Dr. Lissy Shajahan, an Ernakulam based Psychologist.
Mind series - Discussion led by Dr. Arun B Nair
18 August, 2020
The first session in the MIND series after the inauguration was held on Sunday, 16 August. The primary focus of the session was a discussion led by Dr. Arun B Nair, Associate Professor, Department of Psychiatry, Medical College Thiruvananthapuram.
MIND - Online Inspirational Program for Children in DAC, launched
12 August, 2020
An online motivational program – MIND - for differently abled children at the Different Art Center under Magic Planet has been launched today. MIND stands for Magical Inspiration Needed for Differently Abled. MIND was inaugurated by Gokul S, who ranked 804 in the IAS exam in his first attempt overcoming his visual impairment.
SCIENTIA launched at DAC to trigger scientific research projects
07 July, 2020
In association with the Western University, California, the specially-abled children of the Different Art Centre embarks on scientific research projects.
SCIENTIA to be launched tomorrow
06 July, 2020
The Academy of Magical Sciences, in association with Western University, California, is proud to announce the launch of SCIENTIA, a comprehensive scientific research program involving the participation of differently abled children with the aim to inspire and engage them through scientific research.
Gift of Vision
21 February, 2020
Academy of Magical Science in association with New Kerala Opticials has organized a function at Magic Planet for giving spectacles for Specially abled
Stone Laying ceremony of our next project
06 February, 2020
Academy of Magical Science in association with Kerala Social Security Mission is stepping on to a new project Mpower
X'mas Eve with Governor
25 December, 2019
Specially abled children's was the new comers through different art center to Magic Planet family.On this Christmas week 100 specially abled children
22 December, 2019
A comprehensive educational program using multimedia implemented with the support of Riju and PSK Junior.
Different Art Centre - an exemplary model
07 November, 2019
A noble dream became a reality with the support of Kerala State Social Justice Department and UNICEF.