Even though the world is full of lies, two amazing people have come forward as real-life magicians of change, giving countless people hope and changing their lives. Indian magician and motivational speaker Gopinath Muthukad and Yusuf Ali, head of the Lulu Group, have joined forces to make magic happen outside of shows. All of them have given kids with special needs hope and inspiration, showing them a way to be included and open to new experiences.
Gopinath Muthukad, “The Magician with a Mission.”
The journey of Gopinath Muthukad shows how powerful desire and purpose can be. He was born on April 10, 1964, in the cute village of Muthukad in the Thiruvananthapuram district of Kerala. He became interested in magic when he was very young. People in the town soon started to believe in him after seeing his first magic shows, which made them feel amazed. He knew what he was meant to do and went to Thiruvananthapuram to start an amazing career in magic.
Muthukad’s magic is more than just tricks; it’s a way to get important messages across and bring about good change. People all over the world have been mesmerised by his creative and captivating magic shows, which also carry strong messages of hope and possibility.
Numerous Awards for a Global Magician
Muthukad is famous all over the world for being very good at magic. He has been honoured with many awards and has played on stages all over the world. The prestigious International Merlin Award, which recognises his outstanding services to the art of magic, is one of his many honours.
A Magician Who Inspired Minds
In addition to his magic shows, Gopinath Muthukad is a well-known motivating speaker. Many people have been motivated to believe in themselves and their dreams by his story of success, which was built on hard work and drive.
A UNICEF social crusader of sorts
Muthukad’s magic can also help with good causes. He is a UNICEF Celebrity Supporter and really cares about children’s well-being. He is also the brand spokesperson for the “Child-friendly Kerala” project, which was started by the Government of Kerala. This shows how committed he is.
Yusuf Ali: A Visionary with a Heart of Gold
The head of the Lulu Group, Yusuf Ali, is a visionary businessman who cares deeply about doing the right thing by society. He has been successful in business, but that hasn’t kept him from doing what’s right for society.
The Different Arts Centre (DAC): A Beacon of Hope
Gopinath Muthukad started the Different Arts Centre (DAC) in Thiruvananthapuram, Kerala, in 2004. It is a non-profit organisation whose goal is to help children with special needs develop their artistic skills. The DAC is a safe place for these kids because it has a lot of different art programmes and classes in music, dance, painting, and theatre.
Giving kids with different abilities more power
DAC’s main goal is to give kids with different abilities more power. The centre is a safe place where these talented young people can improve their skills with the help of skilled teachers. DAC does more than just help them learn new skills. It also gives them a chance to show off their abilities, which boosts their pride and sense of belonging in society.
Philanthropic Partnership with Yusuf Ali
In 2018, Yusuf Ali saw how DAC could change things and promised to back it. He gave the group Rs. 1.5 crore and promised to give them Rs. 1 crore every year. His kindness has been very important in improving DAC’s programmes and facilities so that more kids can gain from its work.
Beacon of Hope for Kids with Different Abilities:
Gopinath Muthukad and Yusuf Ali’s work together has made the lives of children with special needs nothing short of amazing. These things they have together:
- The “Dreams Come True” Project (2019) was started to give disabled children from poor families the chance to follow their artistic dreams at DAC by giving them grants.
Secondly, the “Ability Art Festival” (2020) is a yearly event that gives kids with special needs a chance to show off their amazing artistic skills.
- “DAC Inclusive Arts Academy” (2021): giving adults with disabilities professional training in different kinds of art, opening up doors to long-term success.
People like Gopinath Muthukad and Yusuf Ali show how hard work, kindness, and social duty can make a huge difference in the world. The fact that they work together to help children with disabilities through DAC shows how much they want to make the world a better place for everyone.
To many kids, their work has changed their lives, giving them not only art skills but also the confidence to dream big.