Prasar Bharati-UNICEF presents awards for short films
Hyderabad | September 25, 2006 11:57:17 AM IST
Prasar Bharati-UNICEF jointly today presented the awards for the winners of short films, ad-films and radio jingles in Telugu and Kannada Languages on the subjects-'Girl child trafficking', 'Early marriage' and 'High vulnerability of women prone to HIV/AIDS'.
In Telugu language, producer K Haragopal has bagged the first prize in 'radio jingle', while M Mallesh for short film 'Okshnam'and producer of 'Aarthi', and producer Raghu K Karumanchi for ad films were declared winners.
In Kannada language Ms Pooja and Ms Sruthi secured the first prize for 'radio jingle' and for short film 'Akku' produced by Francis D'sa and for ad film 'Save our Daughters' produced by Ms Debra Anna Rodicks Rodgers won the first prizes for their films.
Presiding over the function Deputy Director General (Doordarshan and Marketing) South Zone, N G Srinivasa said this year they specified topics and the Andhra Pradesh AIDS Control Society also joined by sponsoring special jury prizes.
Mr Srinivasa said the marketing division of Prasar Bharati had taken the lead in a tie-up up with UNICEF to institute an annual competiton for video films and radio jingles on issues concerning the Girl Child itself, speaks of this steadefast commitment in no uncertain terms.
He said they had received 129 entries in Telugu and Kannada languages for short films, Ad films and Radio Jingles. Prasar Bharati would encourage more producers to think still better, do research work for the documentaries and produce good films on girl child issues in the forth coming years and the response was good from the producers on these subjects, he added.
UNICEF state representative Andhra Pradesh and Karnataka Michel Saint Lot in his address said more awareness should be created among the people on social evils like girl child trafficking, early marriage and HiV/AIDS.
He said the UNICEF in association with the Prasar Bharati and other NGOs had taken up several programmes to eradicate social evils in the country.
Social worker and film actress Amala Akkineni said people should not encourage early marrriages and girl trafficking. Both are unacceptable to the society and it is the responsbility of every citizen to make efforts to eradicate these social evils from the society.
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