Magician and Mentalist Fazil Basheer rode a motorcycle blindfolded

22 February, 2023

THIRUVANANTHAPURAM: Magician and Mentalist Fazil Basheer rode a motorcycle blindfolded, calling for removing the blindness of the society towards the differently-abled sections and making them an equal part of the society. 

For the first time in India, the 'Blind Fold Act' was presented in support of the Sammohan Art Festival to be held on February 25 and 26 at the Different Art Centre. Minister Roshy Augustine flagged off the yatra which started from the entrance of the Different Art Centre. The minister, who visited the centre, said that the magic of humanity is taking place at the Different Art Centre.


He added that it is a matter of great pride for Kerala that the Centre is working to bring a section of people who were excluded into the mainstream. Fazil Basheer wore the mask examined by councilor Binu and the parents of differently-abled children at the Different Art Centre escorted the journey. The yatra, which ended at Vettu Road, and the event was graced by Gopinath Muthukad, Executive Director, Different Art Centre, participated in the event.   

The Sammohan National Art Festival will be held on February 25 and 26 at the Different Art Centre. More than 1,000 differently-abled children from different parts of the country will be participating in the festival which will be hosted in around 15 venues at the Different Art Centre and Magic Planet, located at Kinfra Film and Video Park in Kazhakoottam.  This is the first time in India that such an art festival is being organized where children from nine national institutes in the country under the Department of Empowerment of Persons with Disabilities of the Union Ministry of Social Justice will also participate. The students will be showcasing their skills in the fields of magic, dance, music, instrumental music and painting. Additionally performances by eminent personalities who have excelled in the field of disability will also be included. Apart from the art exhibitions, awareness sections on various schemes formulated by the Central and State Governments for the differently-abled community, awareness classes, seminars and exhibitions related to the care of the differently-abled will also be organized.