Mangaluru: To mark the 125th birth anniversary of Pandit Jawaharlal Nehru, the district administration, Mangalore City Corporation and Children’s India Bengaluru will be inaugurating the 10th International Children’s Film Festival at the Town Hall, on November 22, said the district minister in-charge Ramanath Rai, in a press meet held at the Pilikula Nisargadhama here, on November 21.
Addressing the mediapersons, Ramanath Rai said that due to some unavoidable circumstances, the Makkala Habba had to be postponed. “On November 22, we are inaugurating the International Children’s Film Festival at the Town Hall. Home minister G Parameshwar will inaugurate the programme. Film stars Nagma and Khusbu will be the star attraction of the programme. Earlier, it was decided that the inaugural programme would be held at Panambur beach but as the Town Hall’s renovation work has been completed and it is ready for public use, we have fixed it as the venue in the city.”
Ramanath Rai further said that children are equal to God and they are very innocent. “They do not know the meaning of enmity. Anti-social elements are spreading enmity among youth, which is dangerous to the development of the society.”
Film Director from Bengaluru Nanjundappa Gowda speaking on the occasion said, “On November 23 and 24, a workshop will be held on “Art of film and video editing” at the Science Centre Auditorium at Pilikula Nisargadhama. The timings will be from 9 am to 4 pm. Films will be shown in 16 theatres and since it is an international film festival, judges from national and international levels will be present. Juries will interact with the children and know their opinion about the films and the best films will be awarded. There will be interaction with the children, seminars as well as workshops for children will be held”.
Deputy commissioner A B Ibrahim, CEO ZP Sreevidya, Pius Rodrigues, Information officer Khader Shah and others were also present.