Become professional magicians, youth told

Become professional magicians, youth told
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A magic skill development workshop for youth belonging to Backward Castes in the Telangana was inaugurated at Youth Services auditorium here on Thursday. 

Hyderabad: A magic skill development workshop for youth belonging to Backward Castes in the Telangana was inaugurated at Youth Services auditorium here on Thursday.

G Ashok Kumar, IAS, Principal Secretary to Government of Telangana for BC Welfare was the chief guest. Ashok Kumar said that Chief Minister K Chandrasekhar Raowas interested in taking up unique projects for the welfare of BC community youth in Telangana. Md. Abdul Azeem, IAS, Director, Department of Youth Services, TS was the Guest of Honour.

In order to identify and promote the art of illusion, this 7-day workshop will include projects intended to encourage youth who are passionate about learning the ropes. Among other things, the projects will help in increasing their IQ levels, improve their levels of communication, public relations and public speaking skills, values, patience, concentration and behavioral skills, it was pointed out.

The workshops are designed to teach and train 100 young people, aged between 15 to 35 years, in urban and rural areas with focus on BC and physically challenged. Students attending the workshop will be provided food and accommodation for seven days. Trained youthwill be used to guide and give leads to programme in various districts.

Workshop Director SamalaVenu, an internationally renownedmagician and founder-president of the Magicians Academy, said the goal was to revive the ancient Indian art of illusion and bring about awareness on black magic in the Telangana state, apart from helping build the careers of aspiring BC youth.

To meet the demand for day-to-day cultural events, social gatherings, bank schemes awareness shows and other government schemes propagation activities, there was need for another 1000 magicians. “This art is undoubtedly enjoyed and praised by people of all ages and involves high levels of skill, passion, focus and practice.

The youth from BC Community in TS, both in urban and rural areas, have tremendous potential to take up this art form and can reach new heights if they take it up as a profession. It was a powerful medium of mass communication. Magicians K Ramu and Vasanth also attended the inaugural function.

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