Children’s Film Society of India organised Children’s Film Bonanza at hotel Tosum, Naharlagun, Arunachal Pradesh
A 2-day Children’s Film Bonanza is being held at hotel Tosum, Naharlagun on 25th and 26th October which is being organized by the Children’s Film Society of India, Ministry of Information and Broadcasting s, GOI in collaboration with the department of Information and Public Relations, government of Arunachal Pradesh.
In his inaugural address the Minister of IPR, RWD and government Spokesperson Bamang Felix while appreciating the Administrative Officer of Children’s Film Society of India Rajesh Gohil who had come all the way from Mumbai to conduct the Children’s Film Bonanza described the collaboration of CFSI and IPR as historic that would help in screening meaningful films for the school children.
The Minister said that the films were of different types and asked the children to watch and follow only the good, educative and morally enriching films adding that films influenced the human mind and the society at large. He told the school children to take full advantage of the Children’s Film Bonanza and take life’s lessons from the beautiful films on an entire gamut of issues that would be screened for two days.
Felix told the huge gathering that children could change the course of history by dint of their hardwork and innovative imagination and narrated the daring and inspiring story of the young girl from Afghanistan Mala Yousafzai who surmounted all hurdles and stumbling-blocks to get education.
He also told the huge gathering that the Arunachal Film and Television Institute had started functioning in the state that would facilitate the aspiring film makers and actors in the state. Earlier, the chief guest along with other dignitaries lighted the symbolic lamp.
The Special Secretary of IPR Himanshu Gupta, IAS while participating in the deliberation lauded the Children’s Film Society of India for collaborating with the department of IPR to organize such a meaningful event for the children and hoped that the children would not only enjoy the films but also carry home the message conveyed by the films. He further urged the students to study hard and utilize their leisure times gainfully.
In his address, Rajesh Gohil, Administrative Officer of Children’s Film Society of India, Mumbai threw light on the initiatives of CFSI to produce and screen children’s films across the country adding that the primary onus of CFSI was to produce quality films for the children to educate them in all spheres of life. He said that children’s films were also produced by the CFSI for the children with hearing and visual disabilities.
Earlier, in his welcome speech the Director of IPR Obang Tayeng while thanking the Minister and Special Secretary of IPR for their genial presence said that films were not only meant for entertainment but were very affective mediums and sources of enriching one’s knowledge and hoped that the Children’s Film Bonanza would go a long way to educate the children.
It may be mentioned here that school children from across the twin capital are being invited to enjoy the films both in the morning and afternoon sessions on 25th and 26th October. Films shows for the Dony-Polo school, Itanagar to entertain the visual and hearing impaired students are also being held on 26th October.