Different Art Centre to be set up at Magic Planet
Thiruvananthapuram: With a novel vision to help realise the dreams of differently abled children, the State Government in association with Magic Planet at KINFRA Film and Video Park will launch Different Art Centre. The initiative will focus on developing psychological and psychosocial abilities of differently abled children.
The Different Art Centre, that introduces the children to varied facets of art, will be inaugurated by Pinarayi Vijayan, Kerala Chief Minister, in November at the magic-themed park.
K K Shailaja, Minister for Health and Social Justice, who recently visited the facility, said the project was given shape based on the success of ‘Mpower’, a free magic training camp for differently abled and mentally challenged children.
“The idea of the Different Art Centre emerged after a report revealed that 23 differently abled and mentally challenged children had shown physical, psychological and psychosocial improvement through the Mpower initiative. The Kerala Social Security Mission is associated with the Centre that will train 100 children,” said Shailaja.
According to the minister, the Centre will strive towards improving the special talents of such children. The Different Art Centre will have seven venues to help improve the physical, psychological and psychosocial aspects of children through music, painting, film production, gardening and other activities.