Saji Cherian, the Minister for Fisheries, Culture, and Youth Affairs,
honored Vishnu, from the Different Art Centre (DAC), a young talent
with cerebral palsy. Vishnu gained recognition at the International Open Research Conference organized
by Sophia University, Japan. In a ceremony held at the Minister's
office, Vishnu was presented with a Kathakali art form showpiece as a
token of appreciation.
The Minister highlighted that the
invitation extended to Different Art Centre to participate in
international events reflects its widespread acceptance. Vishnu's
recognition is a source of pride for the DAC. The felicitation event was
attended by Rajashree Warrier, a renowned Bharata Natyam dancer, Deepa
(Vishnu's mother), and others.
Vishnu, along with Gopinath
Muthukad, Executive Director, Different Art Centre, participated in the
conference organized by Sophia University in Tokyo on November 7th,
2023. During the event, Vishnu showcased his magical talents in front of
University Chancellor Dr. Sally Augustine, professors, and experts in
the field of disabilities, including Prof. Akira Otsuka, Toshiya
Kakiuchi, Yoshikazu Hirasawa, Toda Mikako, and other panelists. The
performance received commendation from the audience.