Lucknow, April 11, 2012: With the 4th International Children’s Film Festival Brochure being released by festival jury with great fanfare in front of the media, the festival picked up even more pace.
Anchors from CMS Films and Radio Division spoke to many schoolchildren all through the day, taking their excited bytes as they walked out of WUCC auditoriums after watching the shows.
The day began with the school prayer. The chief guests on the day were Mr SKD Singh, Founder-Manager, SKD Academy and Ms Meenakshi Jaiswal, Principal of Army Public School.
CMS Founder-Manager, Dr Jagdish Gandhi after welcoming the chief guests, all accompanying teachers and principals, spoke to the children about what is right and what is wrong and the importance of teachings of God. He said: “These films will guide you. Watch these good films. Never watch, commercial, vulgar films”. The chief guests were then honoured with mementos by Dr Gandhi.
Day two of the festival also saw participation of celebrity guest Mr Babul Supriyo, the famous playback singer in Hindi films. He addressed the young children as ‘Ladies and Gentlemen of tomorrow’ and enthralled them by singing a few lines from his songs in films like ‘Fanaa’ and ‘Apna Sapna Money Money’. He also interacted with the young children in a lively, endearing manner. He cautioned children to be a discerning viewer while watching movies or videos. He said: “Attending this festival, it reminds me of my school days. This is a day to take your dreams forward. Mind is everything. You become what you want to become”.
Many animation films, documentaries and films were shown on the day which included: ‘A dream called America’ (documentary) and ‘7 days in slow motion’ (feature film).
Students from 18 Lucknow schools attended the screening of films today (April 11) both in morning and noon shows in WUCC auditorium at Kanpur Road Campus. The schools were:
- St Francis College (Hazratganj)
- Loreto Convent (Mahatma Gandhi Marg)
- Mona Chandrawati Bal Shiksha Niketan (Kaiserbagh)
- Hoerner College (Mahanagar)
- NPS Academy (Neelmatha)
- Junior Basic Pathshala (Sadar)
- The Rainbow School (Cantonment)
- Seth MR Jaipuria School (Gomti Nagar)
- Army Public School (Dilkusha, Cantonment)
- Emma Thompson School (Lalbagh)
- Avadh Academy Inter College (Chinhat)
- Shri Satguru Swami Adarsh Vidyalaya (Banthra)
- Riverside Academy (Gomti Nagar)
- Lucknow Public School (Gomti Nagar)
- Army Public School (Lal Bahadur Shastri Marg)
- Pioneer Montessori School (Rajajipuram)
- Saraswati Shishu Mandir (Tikait Rai Talab)