As part of the two-day Children’s Film Bonanza organized by the Children’s Film Society of India (CFSI) and the Department of Information and Public Relations, films ‘Hallo’ and ‘Gauru’ were screened at Dony-Polo Mission School for the hearing and visually impaired at Chimpu on Saturday.
Addressing the teachers and students as the chief guest Special Secretary for Planning and IPR Himanshu Gupta expressed his happiness over the cleanliness maintained by the school authorities and appreciated the discipline of the students, adding that other government schools should take a leaf out of the book of the DPM school.
He lauded the staff for inculcating a sense of cleanliness, discipline and responsibility in their students. In his reply to the grievances put forth by the principal of the school, Gupta assured to request the government to address the genuine issues and urged the teachers and staff to introduce more co-curricular activities for the students.
Earlier, Gupta and other invitees lit the lamp to mark the event.
IPR Director Obang Tayeng appreciated the latent talents of the students and requested the teachers to work selflessly to hone the inherent skills of the special students to enable them stand on their own feet.
He further said that films play a pivotal role not only in entertaining the children but also in educating and keeping them updated about the many things of life.
The Administrative Officer of the Mumbai-based CFSI, Rajesh Gohil told the gathering that films would be screened every month for the students of the school. “Film is a strong medium for conveying educationally enriching issues and other useful messages vis-à-vis the society at large,” he said, thanking the IPR Department for providing a platform to show the films to the students.
Earlier, the school’s Principal H. Sharma, in his welcome address, highlighted the activities of the school in academic and other fields, adding that the students were given free accommodation and free education thanks to the immense help and support of the state government.
The students presented a cultural programme to mark the occasion.