Lucknow, Tuesday, April 17, 2012: On the eighth day of the 4th International Children’s Film Festival (ICFF) being organized by City Montessori School (CMS) Films & Radio Division, well known Indian model and budding Hindi film heroine Ms Vaishali Desai interacted with assembled students. She even answered students’ queries in the World Unity Convention Centre (WUCC) auditorium at CMS Kanpur Road Campus.
Expressing happiness on being here for the film festival, the chief guest Ms Vaishali told students that studies are very important. “I am still a child. When I was small I did not like studies. I liked watching cartoons. But in whichever field you go, you should do your best there.” She thanked CMS Founder-Manager Dr Jagdish Gandhi, CMS Chief Operating Officer Prof Geeta Kingdon and CMS Film Festival director Mr Varghese Kurian for inviting her to the 4th ICCF.
Before the start of the morning film show, CMS Founder-Manager Dr Jagdish Gandhi welcomed celebrity guest Ms Vaishali Desai and her mother with the festival souvenir and bag. Seniormost teacher of St Mary’s Inter College, Mrs Benjamin was also honoured with a memento and bag.
Dr Gandhi said that films being shown in the film festival would help build good virtues and good thoughts. He added that commercial films were not for children, but for adults and that vulgar films distort thoughts in the mind.
In her address to the young audience, Prof Geeta Kingdon, Chief Operating Officer, CMS said that this film festival was an attempt to regress the imbalance in commercial films and children’s films. “In this film festival best children’s films from around the world are being shown to you. Medium of cinema is very powerful. Children learn from writing and blackboards and films engage children. We are delighted that you are here,” she added.
The day began with the school prayer by City Montessori School (CMS) students. Students from many Lucknow schools saw animations, documentaries and feature films on the day in morning and noon shows in WUCC auditorium. The schools were:
* St Mary’s Inter College (Jankipuram, Indira Nagar, Faizabad Road)
* Shivaji Public School (Sharda Nagar)
* Little Flower Convent School (Sharda Nagar)
* Play Way Inter College (Indira Nagar)
* Holy Mission Collegiate (Telibagh)
* Nutan Bal Vidya Mandir Inter College (Telibagh)
* Kendriya Vidyalaya (Topkhana)
* Modern Public School Girls Inter College (Kanpur Road)
* Lucknow Public School (Rajajipuram)
* CDSN Inter College (Rajajipuram)
* Bright Way (Hussainabad)