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. DAC is envisioned as a platform to engage specially-abled children by showcasing their talents in music, dance, painting and skills in various musical instruments. The Magic Planet, under the leadership of Gopinath Muthukad, has implemented several schemes such as MPower and Different Arts Centre (DAC) which seeks to provide training and employment to differently-abled youth.
The second phase of the Different Art Centre, under the name of Universal Magic Centre, is the first of its kind in India. The Universal Magic Centre is envisaged to enhance the employability of differently-abled youth through tailored skill and capacity development trainings. In addition, they would be imparted training to enhance and polish their profession etiquette and communication skills.
The progressive pathway at the Universal Magic Center showcases the development phases and milestones in the various projects that have been implemented in Magic Planet for the benefit of the differently-abled children. Speaking on the occasion, the minister added that DAC would play a significant role in recognizing and fostering the creative skills of differently-abled youth and enable them to be a part of the mainstream society.
Dr. Babu George, Director of Child Development Centre, was the chief guest at the inaugural function. Shyla Thomas, Advisory Board member, and Gopinath Muthukad, Executive Director of Magic Academy, also attended the occasion.