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River Ganga to figure in Copenhagen meet

india Updated: Nov 18, 2009 12:59 IST
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Ganga river will feature prominently at the Climate Conference in Copenhagen to be held from December 7.

Pranav Motion Pictures (PMP) based in Patna has been commissioned by the United Nations Environment Project (UNEP) to make a film on the river, its changing course and the problem of pollution. The film is to be screened at the conference.

The film is a part of the series of productions on ‘Young Voices on Climate Change’ by the UNEP. It will feature Yugratna Srivastava, a schoolgirl from Lucknow and a member of the Tarumitra who became the first Indian teenager to address the recently held United Nations General Assembly on global climate change and has also been declared by the UNEP as one such young voice from South Asia. The film shooting, in the meantime, got underway on Tuesday.

The film will have Yugratna featuring as the narrator talking about the Ganga and the impact of pollutants on aquatic life and the environment. The Tarumitra’s efforts to plant trees and buoy up th eco-system will also feature prominently.

"We are making the film on behalf of Raymond Chavez, the Vice President of Counterpart’s Communications Division and the Environment and Sustainable Tourism Division. Chavez has studied filmmaking at New York University Graduate School of Film,” Pranav Shahi of the PMP said.

The Climate Conference at the Bella Centerin Copenhagen is expected to be attended by more than 8000 people including Governmental representatives from 170 countries, NGOs, journalists and environment activists.