Mysore, Feb. 8 (KK&BRS)- A movement to promote children’s films needs to be launched, opined Children’s India President N.R. Nanjundegowda here today.

He was speaking to Star of Mysore during the inauguration of the three-day 6th International Children’s Film Festival in the city. He disclosed that he would produce a special children’s film shortly.

Earlier, in his keynote address, Nanjundegowda, who is also the Chairman of the Organizing Committee of the International Children’s Film Fest, suggested that school textbooks should include children’s film as a subject. He wanted children’s films to be screened during weekends all over the State in order to foster films specially produced for them.

He announced that he had received an invitation to take part in the children’s film fest at Sydney (Australia) and Chicago (USA) later.

A total of 74 films had already been screened at similar film festivals in Bangalore and other places during January, he said.

During the on-going film festival in the city, 13 films on environment would be screened, he added.

Inaugurating the film festival at Saraswathi theatre in Saraswathipuram, Mayor Purushotham said children’s films should be screened in all the districts of the State.

The Mayor suggested that films of our country should be screened in other countries also to create awareness about India’s culture.

Children’s films would be screened at Saraswathi and Sree theatres at 8.30 am on Feb. 9 and 10. Admission at both theatres would be free to school children and teachers.

Naanu Gandhi (Kannada) will be screened at Saraswathi theatre tomorrow while Bindu (Sri Lanka) at Sree. On Feb. 10, King Siri (Sri Lanka) and Child and the Angel (Iran) will be screened at Saraswathi and Sree respectively.

Among the audience were Andolana Editor Rajashekara Koti, R. Ganesh and Narayanaswamy of Prabha Theatre, Mysore, Additional Deputy Commissioner Dr. C.G. Betsurmath, B.T. Laxman Rao, founder of TTL College, Deputy Director of Public Instruction Nagendra Kumar, Block Education Officers Raghunandan and Shivaramegowda.

Courtesy : Star Of Mysore