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.

Shri. Gopakumaran Nair, Chief General Manager of NABARD, Shri. Roy Stephen, DEAN of Kerala Agricultural University (KAU), Smt. Minu Anwar, District Development Officer of NABARD were present in the function.

Shri.Gopakumaran Nair, who was the Guest of Honour briefed the role of NABARD for this kind of social commitments, Smt. Minu Anwar delivered the felicitation speech & Shri. Roy Stephen explained the principles of the Horticulture Therapy.

In the inaugural speech, Shri. Muraleedharan said, the skillsets of the differently abled community are most relevant to the development of the nation and DAC’s initiatives are highly appreciable in nurturing the differently abled community to excel their hidden talents. He further added in his speech, the horticulture therapy model would be a set example in making changes in the differently abled through plants and other yields from the plants. The modalities being followed in DAC to nurture the differently abled community will be a trend setter for others to follow. He assured all the supports from the union government for the initiatives being driven by Different Art Centre towards the fulfilment of Differently abled.

During the presidential address, Shri. V.N. Vasavan said, DAC has been continuously putting it initiatives to bring the differently abled community to the main stream and the context adopted by DAC is gratifying the desire and he assured whatever possible sustenance from the state government side. DAC’s efforts will glorify the agro-culture behaviour in the society, he further added in his speech.

The horticulture therapy at Different Art Centre is fully equipped with all the desire & needs supposed to be adopted with respect to this therapy model. The flower garden, Vegetable garden, sensory garden, fruits garden & medicine plants garden etc. are the part of this.

Rotating pot, Vertical Garden, Hanging Pots & Garden on Bed are also live in the therapy garden.

Sri. Gopinath Muthukad, Executive Director, The Academy of Magical Sciences & Different Art Centre welcomed all the distinguished guests and audience and he has conveyed that, this therapy model will be an asset to this organization with respect to make the noticeable changes and improvements in the Differently abled community. He has dedicated his sincere thanks to NABARD for supporting this project financially & highlighted the support from Kerala Agricultural University (KAU) for the constancy support extended to implement this project.

Sri. Praveen PK, Project officer of DAC has conveyed Vote of thanks.