Friday, 9 November, 2007
Union Minister enjoys magical strings of unity
New Delhi: During lunch break on 16th Oct., the lounge of Akbar Bhawan, where the Ministry of Overseas Indians Welfare situates, became a stage for a strange entertainment. It was a performance by the Vismay Swaraj Yatra entourage led by magician Gopinath Muthukad. Union Minister, Vayalar Ravi and his department’s Secretary, Nirmal Singh, staffs and visitors were among the spectators.
When the magician tied together three ropes of saffron, white and green representing three religions, there were two knots in between. The magician now invited the Minister to the stage and handed over the coiled rope. Minister’s job was to toss the rope in the air. On doing so, the ropes joined together and lost their knots. “Need of the hour is religious harmony like this, without any boundary”, the magician commented.
When two men representing terrorism and secessionism pieced a girl dressed as Bharatma into three, the minister again had a role on the magic stage. Mr. Vayalar Ravi has praised the magician for selflessly undertaking a mission for the nation.