City hosts filmfest on environment, wildlife

  • HT correspondent, Hindustan Times, Amritsar
  • Updated: Nov 04, 2014 20:51 IST

A three-day film festival on environment and wildlife is being organised by the department of mass communication and video production (MCVP) in DAV College in collaboration with department of botanical and environmental sciences (GNDU) in association with CMS Vatavaran and Punjab State Council for Science and Technology (PSCST).

This festival is being hosted at ten different venues of the city, including DAV College.

Sandeep Srivastav, head coordinator of CMS Vatavaran was chief guest at the inaugural ceremony of the festival. DAV college principal KN Kaul and Arif Nazir, head of MCVP department and event coordinator welcomed the guest on the occasion.

Dr Kaul appreciated the efforts of CMS to organise such motivating events related to environment awareness and preserving diversity.

Speaking on the occasion, Sandeep Srivastav said, "I am always ready to work harder in order to preserve nature and biodiversity. The aim behind organising such events is to find out more amateur environmentalists by connecting back to the nature".

The event commenced with three sessions which screened different films namely 'Shifting Undercurrents-Women Seaweed collectors of Gulf of Mannar', 'Tiger Dynasty' and the 'Moor'.

Speaking on the occasion, Prof Nazir threw light on various objectives of this film festival. He congratulated CMS Vatavaran for their efforts and initiative in organising this festival. Students of various departments were present during all the three sessions.

On the concluding day November 5 the green film workshop would be hosted in Guru Nanak bhawan auditorium Guru Nanak Dev University where youth will be taught how to make a film on environment.

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