A sealed envelope used in the first Harry Potter movie ‘Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone’ was on 12 September 2017 sold for 7000 pounds at an auction by the Prop Store in the United States.
This 13x8x0.5 centimetres envelope is accompanied by a letter of donation from Warner Brothers.
The prop envelope was used in the scene in ‘Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone’ where the owl posts letter to Dursley household informing Harry Potter of his acceptance into Hogwarts.
The sealed Hogwarts acceptance letter bears the seal and logo of Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry and is addressed to Harry Potter.
The letter bears the address of Harry Potter as such:
“Mr. H. Potter
The cupboard under the Stairs
4, Privet Drive
The letter is made from marble-effect paper. It features a real red wax Hogwarts seal and this seal sets this particular letter apart from the others used on the movie sets.
The envelope remains sealed with letters seemingly contained within.
Film actor Kabir Bedi was on 27 February 2017 appointed as the Brand Ambassador of Sightsavers, a global organisation working to prevent avoidable blindness.
Kabir Bedi is known in the United Kingdom for his role as villainous henchman Gobinda in 1983 James Bond movie ‘Octopussy’.
On the occasion, six blind girls from Madhya Pradesh, who won medals in the 5th National Blind and Deaf Judo Competition in January 2017, were felicitated by Kabir Bedi and and SY Quraishi, Chairman of the India chapter of the Sightsavers and former Chief Election Commissioner of India.
- Sightsavers is an international organisation that works in more than 30 countries to eliminate avoidable blindness and support people with visual impairments to live independently.
- The organisation has been working since 1966 to support people who are irreversibly blind or disabled.
- Sightsavers has presence in around 13 states of India.
- Sight is fundamental to the functionality of life.
- The problems of sight need to be taken care of at school level as 80 per cent blindness in the country is avoidable if proper intervention is made.
- There are 39 million blind people in the world, but 31.2 million people are blind when they need not be.