Viviana Mall - Differently abled to showcase their talent on World Disabled Day

Indian council for mental health school students to present their dancing skills

Achievers of Viviana – XRCVC Resource Centre to be felicitated

Mumbai, December 02, 2016: Viviana Mall, India’s first visually impaired friendly mall along with XRCVC(Xavier's Resource Center for the Visually Challenged) resource centre has arranged for an exciting evening for visually impaired, this World Disabled Day.

Viviana Mall - Differently abled to showcase their talent on World Disabled Day

Students from Indian Council for Mental Health have arranged for a special live dance performance for the residents. 

The resource centre will be felicitating achievements of differently abled. Apart from these, students from Viviana – XRCVC Resource Centre have specially prepared flowers and bookmarks with messages that will be distributed to visitors at the mall on the World Disabled Day.

Commenting on the event, Ms. Rima Pradhan, Sr. Vice President, Marketing at Viviana Mall said, “Our aim is to make the society aware of the hidden potential in disabled individuals. They are not inferior to us in any manner and we want the society to be more cognizant of that fact. We, as a part of the society want to break the stigma around them and give disabled persons a chance to showcase their talent. We in fact are a firm believer that each and every individual has a special talent. Hence we do not refer to them has disabled, we call them as more enabled (or differently abled).” 
 “Our society cannot hide from the fact that these disabled individuals have the ability to perform better than us and they have proven themselves nationally and internationally – be it arts, cultural or sports. Our performance in RIO Paralympics is a live example for it. If we give them the right training, give them the right direction they will excel in each and every field on their own.” She added further.

The mall has undertaken various initiatives along with XRCVC Centre and Pankh towards to break barriers that stopped growth of differently abled persons and opened doors to shape their careers. More than 2000 visually impaired have already benefitted from Viviana- XRCVC resource centre from various training programs.

About Viviana Mall:

Viviana Mall, a part of Sheth Corp and well known as a ‘Destination Mall’ was built with an objective of giving an experience to its audience. Viviana covers over 250 leading brands in its prime retail and leisure space. The mall is India’s first and only visually impaired friendly mall and has also launched “XRCVC-Viviana Extension” a resource centre for visually impaired. With an area encompassing one mn sq.ft, the mall boasts of a unique tenant mix – Cinepolis, a megaplex with 14 screens, 19 anchor tenants for the first time in the country and brands like Shoppers Stop, Marks & Spencer, Charles & Keith, ZARA, Forever 21, Tommy Hilfiger, Lifestyle, Hamleys, Starbucks, Copper Chimney, Pizza Express, British Brewing Company, Irish House and many others making it the most happening destination in Thane. The defining feature of the mall is Cinepolis - one of the largest megaplexes in the country with a facility to showcase over 70 shows on a single day with a seating capacity of 2,400 people. It also facilitates 2400 number of cars and 800 two wheeler parking slot which considered to be one of the highest in the industry. Additionally, the large food court and the dining area are spread over 40, 000 sq ft and can seat upto 1, 300 people. The Mall opened its gate to endless discoveries in the year 2015 and since then it has garnered international and national accolades various categories.