Friday, 24 September, 2010

‘Mission India’ begins on 2nd Oct.

Magic to be a teaching tool against terrorism and violence.

Swearing with Mumbai: Gopinath Muthukad and team perform at the Taj Mumbai as a curtain raiser of their upcoming endeavour, 'Mission India'.

Mumbai: Curtains raised on 24th of September at Taj Hotel Mumbai, for Gopinath Muthukad’s yet another feat for the Nation. A magic show described as ‘Swearing with Mumbai’ was duly performed on the pristine terrace of Taj hotel, a patriotic monument that stands tall, pronouncing before the world that India, like a phoenix can emerge over the flames of terrorism in no time. On the background of the stage was the monument of the 26/11 martyrs. The stage faced roaring Arabian sea and on its two sides stood the Gateway of India and the old block of the hotel.

Joint Director of the CBI, Rishiraj Singh inaugurated the show at a brief function. Deputy Commissioner of Income Tax, P.K. Vijayakumar; Defence PRO, Nambiar; noted media personality, P.K. Ravindranath and beauty queen, Parvathi Omanakuttan were present.
During the show, Mr. Muthukad and team were assisted by children from Lady Vishanji Academy. The event was organised by Shailaja Nair Foundation led by the CEO of FEI Cargo Ltd., Pratap Nair.

The magic show sent poignant messages of oneness and fraternity with which an attempt by separatists to divide mother India was foiled. Exuberant was the flamboyance of tricolour and resounding was the ‘Vandemataram’ slogans.

Earlier Mr. Muthukad paid floral tributes at the 26/11 memorial. In the evening the Governor of Maharashtra, K. Sankaranarayanan will perform formal declaration of the magical endeavour.

Fourth mission
‘Mission India’ is the magician’s fourth national endeavour of using magic for driving in messages of peace, harmony and amity. It is a 60-day voyage with free magic shows, starting from Kanyakumari on 2nd of October and culminating in Chennai on 30th of November.

Leading institutions of the country including Indian Army, LIC of India, Indian Oil Corporation (IOC), Cochin Shipyard Ltd., Federal Bank and the HLL Lifecare Ltd. have joined with the mission as principal sponsors.

Kerala leg
At 11am on the Gandhi Jayati day, the Chief Minister, V.S. Achuthanandan will formally handover the National Flag to Mr. Muthukad for carrying throughout the mission. The function at the Tagore Theatre here, will be presided over by the patron of the Magic Academy, Prof. O.N.V. Kurup. Cultural Minister, M.A. Baby will deliver keynote address. M.L.A., N. Sakthan will felicitate the function. From Kollam to Kasaragode the mission will be supported by the Kerala State Youth Welfare Board.

Shade of love
All over Kerala, the magic team will perform a customised magic show christened, ‘Sneha Thanal’ (Shade of love) for spreading environmental thoughts among school children. This is a programme to be held with the support of the Forests and Wildlife Department of Kerala, participating school children from one school in each of the 14 districts. State level inauguration of this event will be performed by the Minister of Forest, Binoy Viswam at 9.30am on 30th of September at the SMV Higher Secondary School, Thiruvananthapuram. At the function, chaired by the Opposition Leader, Oommen Chandy, Minister of Youth Welfare, V. Surendran Pillai will deliver keynote address. Poet, Sugathakumari will hand over a communal harmony tree to children.

National episode
In the morning on 17th of October, as the Kerala chapter of the magical mission concludes in Kasaragode, the magical entourage will begin their journey into the heart of India. A bus for carrying men and two trucks for carrying materials form the fleet. Led by Mr. Muthukad, the 24-member team including 6 girls will be travelling huge distances by road daring topographical challenges before their mission concludes in Chennai on 30th of November. During their travel, Mission India magic shows with virtuous messages will be performed on the stages offered by the Indian Army as well as civilian NGOs.

At cantonments and camps, the Army will provide food and accommodation for the entourage. Fuel for the three vehicles will be given by the IOC.


Thomas Kandanat said...

Wishing Mr.Nuthukad and Team have happy journey and may accomplish the message.

Magic Academy, India said...

Thank you dear Thomas Sir.
With your well wishes and goodwill, what you long for with Muthukad Sir's endeavour will surely come true.
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