Lucknow, Monday, April 16, 2012: On the seventh day of the 4th International Children’s Film Festival (ICFF) being organized by City Montessori School (CMS) Films & Radio Division, well known Bollywood singer Ms Usha Uthup regaled the hearts of young audience of schoolchildren with her evergreen hit songs. She struck an immediate chord as she got the schoolchildren to sing with her in the World Unity Convention Centre (WUCC) auditorium at CMS Kanpur Road Campus.
Before the beginning of the afternoon show of the children’s film festival, Mrs Dimple Yadav, wife of UP Chief Minister Mr Akhilesh Yadav, who was the chief guest, distributed awards to prize-winning films in the 4th International Children’s Film Festival (ICFF). Screened and then selected for awards by eminent jury members, these films were shown to the assembled children in the seven halls set up for the purpose in WUCC premises. Jury members and student jury of 4th ICFF announced the names of prize-winning films in various categories. Click to see names of awarded films of 4th International Children’s Film Festival
An audio-visual multimedia on Chief Minister Mr Akhilesh Yadav prepared by the CMS Films and Radio Division was also shown to the audience. A prayer dance on the song ‘Dil hai chhota sa’ was then presented by primary students of CMS Kanpur Road Campus. Mrs Dimple expressed happiness with the objective of the children’s film festival and even thanked jury members for selecting the best films for children. She also congratulated the CMS founders and festival organizers for the success of the children’s film festival. After the prize-giving ceremony, Mrs Dimple was shown the CMS Kanpur Road Campus premises by CMS Founders Dr Jagdish Gandhi and Dr Bharti Gandhi, who were escorted by CMS Kanpur Road Campus Principal Dr Vineeta Kamran.
Earlier, CMS founders Dr Jagdish Gandhi and Dr Bharti Gandhi welcomed the chief guest Mrs Dimple Yadav and expressed gratitude to her for sparing valuable time and coming to the 4th ICFF to distribute awards to prize-winning films.
Before the morning show, CMS Founder-Manager Dr Jagdish Gandhi welcomed celebrity guest Ms Usha Uthup and honoured her with the festival souvenir and bag. Ms Usha began her performance with the song ‘Dosto se pyar kia/CMS se bahot pyar kia/Jo bhi kia hai/Hamne kia/Shaan se’.
She then sang a number of her other hit songs like ‘Hari om hari’, ‘Ramba ho’ and ‘Darling’ in her inimitable style. She also sang the memorable song ‘We are the world’ that reminds everyone to take care of the world so that the children can be safe and secure. The energetic songs filled the hall with claps and joyful shouts as students sang along with the singer.
While addressing children, Ms Usha said: “You are our future. It is a wonderful moment that you are here today and experiencing good movies. I sing in 17 Indian languages and music has no age or sex barrier. Schoolchildren have the advantage of learning language at a young age.” She also said that in India, the language that is most important is the language of love, brotherhood and getting back to roots. Every language has musicality and “I’ll say wow that you are viewing and experiencing so many movies in different languages”.
Earlier, the day began with the school prayer by City Montessori School (CMS) students. Dr Jagdish Gandhi also honoured a three-member group of filmmakers from Turkey whose film ‘Keloglan’ was screened for the children in the afternoon show. Programmes in the morning and afternoon shows were anchored by Ms Bina Krishna, Ms Soma Ghosh and Mr Harsh Bawa of CMS Films and Radio Division.
Students from 19 Lucknow schools saw animations, documentaries and feature films on the day in morning and noon shows in WUCC auditorium. The schools were:
* Christ Church College (Hazratganj)
* Rohini Girls High School (Manas Nagar)
* Seventh Day Adventist Senior Secondary School (Vidhan Sabha Marg)
* Fun-n-Learn School (Hazratganj)
* St Fidelis College (Vikasnagar)
* Abacus Public School (Hussainganj)
* Church Inter College (Alambagh)
* St Anthony’s College (Telibagh)
* Darshan Academy (Sneh Nagar)
* City Convent School (Rajajipuram)
* Army Public School (Dilkusha)
* The Indian Public Inter College (Gomti Nagar)
* Kendriya Vidyalaya (Gomti Nagar)
* Lucknow Public School (Kanpur Road)
* St Peter’s Inter College (Gomti Nagar)
* St Dominic Savio College (Indira Nagar)
* Maharana Pratap Vidyalaya (Sitapur Road)
* Pioneer Montessori School (Rajajipuram)
* Delhi Public School (Rae Bareli Road)