Tuesday, 9 February, 2010

Magical sojourn for NIT campus


How magicians engineer fabulous effects is being explained by Gopinath Muthukad at the National Institute of Technology, Kozhikode.

Kozhikode: Students and staff members of the National Institute of Technology here found a magical sojourn on 6th of February. Thanks to a Workshop on Magic organised by the Forum for Dance and Dramatics and CAD Centre of the campus in association with the Magic Academy. The workshop was a great success, says Hariram Shankar a participant. Impressive faces of magic and its interesting aspects were unveiled by the Executive Director of the Academy, Gopinath Muthukad and Honorary Director, R. Raja Moorthy.

About 300 students of the NIT, their faculty members and their family attended the 3-hour-long event. The programme began with a video show titled, 'India: Magic of Harmony' a national integration travelogue based on Mr. Muthukad's Vismay Swaraj Yatra of 2007. Magician Muthukad performed a few tricks and he didn't forget to teach how to do some of the tricks. Kept enthralled by this beginning session, the audience was then led to a still captivating second part of the event. It was an interesting lecture cum demonstration by Mr. Moorthy who clearly showed the tricks, technology and science behind magnificent magic tricks. "In total, it was an infotainment show which satisfied all the participants" said Mr. Shankar.

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