FROM A REPORTER
SHILLONG, Sept 22: The fil chapter of the weeklong Children’s Film Festival - The Travelling Players – which is being held in U Soso Tham Auditorium, Shillong from today after it was kick started in Tura on September 19, has drawn huge response from the young students from various schools across the city.
Meghalaya Minister for Information & Public Relations, M Ampareen Lyngdoh graced the iugural programme as chief guest.
Addressing the school students on the occasion, Lyngdoh focused on the amazing world of imagition that children have the ability to live and the constraints that bind them in their classrooms.
Stating that children should be allowed to leave the bounds of reality to eble them to explore the possibilities of making a mark for themselves, she said, “We need thinkers and people in the next generation who can bring about the change that we desire to see through their creative minds and imagition.”
She also advised the young ones against wishing to be somebody else and urged upon them to believe in the self because only then would they be able to design the future for themselves. She expressed hope that this Children’s Film Festival would eble the children to enliven their imagitions and create an environment where the young minds will bring about changes to eble the country to grow.
The festival aims to inculcate in children an interest in cinema and expose young students to cinema so that they develop a keen interest in the aesthetics of film making and the art of film criticism.
North East Head of Cinedarbaar, Satya Raj Rai also spoke on the occasion. A total of 17 schools from in and around the city took part on the first day.
Two films mely, “Krish, Trish & Baltiboy” and “Kima’s Lode-Beyond the Class” were screened during the first day while the other two films mely, “The Goal” and a Latvian movie titled, “Mother, I Love You” will be screened the following day. The festival was organised by the Children’s Film Society of India (CFSI), Union Ministry of Information and Broadcasting and its outreach partner Cinedarbaar in collaboration with the Directorate of Information and Public Relations.