Film shows weave magic for challenged Champaran kids
MOTIHARI: More than 200 differently-abled kids from East and West Champaran enjoyed watching movies here on Sunday. The film festival-cumeducational programme was organised in Rajendra Nagar Bhawan auditorium jointly by the Bihar Education Project (BEP) and a radio FM channel.
Children, who watched movies like ‘Stanley ka Dabba’, ‘Taare Zammen Par’ and ‘Akkad Bakkad Bambe Bo’, turned sentimental. They said it was a memorable experience for them.
Deputy development commissioner (DDC) Shashibhushan Tiwari, who was present on the occasion, said screening of such film shows would make people sensitive towards the differently-abled children.
Tiwari, while addressing the children, announced to donate his eyes.
Other district officials, who were present at the show, also urged the people to be sensitive towards such children.
“These films are of educational and informative value and it should be screened on a regu- lar basis to educate and make children more aware about their rights,” said Tiwari.
“We feel satisfied after holding such shows for the children,” said a radio jockey of the channel. “Three movies‘—Stanley ka Dabba’, ‘Taare Zammen Par’ and ‘Akkad Bakkad Bambe Bo’—were shown in audio-form for blinds,” said the jockey.
A quiz contest was also organised and children who gave correct answers pertaining to movies shown were awarded.
Chairman of the district board, Manju Devi said such shows would be organised in 18 districts. District education officer, Vinodanad Jha said, “The film was orgainsed in six districts so far and movies would be screened in other districts soon”.
Kids at the film festival, in Motihari on Sunday.