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.
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.