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Before leading the Indian freedom movement, Mohandas Karamchand Gandhi used to live in South Africa to fight against injustice and class division.

Within 10 years, Gandhi propagated the philosophy of Satyagraha there and propelled the country towards a no class or ethnic discrimination society.

In no time, Gandhi became the leader of the South African Indian community. His involvement in the non-violent movement in South Africa had made such an impact that even now, he is looked up to as a leader there.

While he was travelling by train to Pretoria, Gandhi, despite carrying first-class ticket, was thrown out of the train by the authorities because a white man complained of an Indian sharing space with him.

As a response, Gandhi formed the Natal Indian Congress in 1894. This organisation led non-violent protests against the oppressive treatment of the white people towards the native Africans and Indians.

In remembrance of the important event in life of Mahatma Gandhiji, special shows were conducted of CFSI film based on Mahatma Gandhi – ABHI KAL HI KI BAAT HAI – Hindi / 42 minutes for children at the following NGOs, while taking all necessary steps to prevent the spread of covid19.

  1. Mrinaljyoti Jyotiniwas Children Home (MRINALJYOTI REHABILITATION CENTRE), Dibrugarh, Assam.
  2. Snehalaya Children Home, Guwahati, Assam.

Synopsis:

Mahatma Gandhi is the father of the nation. His principles of justice, truth and non-violence left a lasting impression on the world. This film aims to inspire kids towards these principles by depicting the life of Gandhi through photographs and exquisite dolls.

World Senior Citizen’s Day, celebrated on 21 August every year, dedicated to raising awareness about the issues that affect older adults. The day reminds us to appreciate the valuable contributions made by the elders to the communities to create better places to live.

The main purpose of World Senior Citizen’s Day is to raise awareness of the condition of older people and to support them throughout the aging process. The day is also recognized for the well-being of the elderly to recognize and appreciate their accomplishments.

CFSI celebrated ‘World Senior Citizen’s Day’ on 21st August 2020, a day to support, honour, and show appreciation to our seniors. Their valuable contributions to our communities create better places to live.

On this occasion, CFSI conducted screening of its film AAJI-AAJOBA, 60 minutes Marathi film directed by Milind Ganesh Dastane, at NGOs/Organisations listed below:

  1. Shelter Don Bosco, Mumbai, Maharashtra.
  2. Amcha Ghar, District Bhayandar, Thane, Maharashtra

Synopsis of AAJI-AAJOBA:

Akshay and Tanvi live in the city. Their parents are so engrossed in their own lives and careers that they don’t have time for the kids. The lonely children don’t know where to clarify their doubts. One day they come across an elderly couple who not only have the time to listen to them, but also understand their dilemmas. The kids want to take this couple home, but social barriers and rules don’t seem to allow that. The kids however refuse to give up so easily.

August 19 is observed as World Photography Day, which aims to inspire photographers across the planet to share a single photo with a simple purpose: to share their world with the world.

World Photography Day originates from the invention of the Daguerreotype, a photographic process developed by Frenchmen Louis Daguerre and Joseph Nicephore Niepce in 1837.

On January 9, 1839, the French Academy of Sciences announced the Daguerreotype process. On August 19, the French government purchased the patent and announced the invention as a gift “free to the world”.

On the occasion of World Photography Day on 19th August, 2020, CFSI film FOTO bestowed with Best Children’s Film during National Film Award – 2007 was screened for children at the following NGOs/Organisations, while taking all necessary steps to prevent the spread of Covid19.

  1. SOS Children’s Village, Guwahati, Assam
  2. Sadau Asom Gramya Puthibharal Santha, Nagaon, Assam.
  3. Fulkumari Bapuji Club, Dhubri, Assam

Synopsis of film FOTO –

Eleven year old Foto has a strong imagination and lives in his own world of fantasy. Other kids consider him strange since he does not interact with them. One day, a film unit comes to his hilly town to shoot. Foto is mesmerized to see the magicians create rain and lightening, image and colour, and sound and music at their will. A new world full of thrills, adventure and discovery opens up for him. But will he be able to reconcile his world of imagination with this fantasy?

August 19 is observed as World Photography Day, which aims to inspire photographers across the planet to share a single photo with a simple purpose: to share their world with the world.

World Photography Day originates from the invention of the Daguerreotype, a photographic process developed by Frenchmen Louis Daguerre and Joseph Nicephore Niepce in 1837.

On January 9, 1839, the French Academy of Sciences announced the Daguerreotype process. On August 19, the French government purchased the patent and announced the invention as a gift “free to the world”.

On the occasion of World Photography Day on 19th August, 2020, CFSI film FOTO bestowed with Best Children’s Film during National Film Award – 2007 was screened for children at the following NGOs/Organisations, while taking all necessary steps to prevent the spread of Covid19.

  1. Basundhara NGO, Cuttack, Odisha
  2. Rays-Aasha ki Ek Kiran, Jaipur, Rajasthan
  3. Madarsa Ashrafia Yateemkhana, Durg, Chhattisgarh
  4. Jeevodaya Society, District Itarsi, Madhya Pradesh
  5. SOS Children’s Village, Guwahati, Assam
  6. Aamcha Ghar, Mumbai, Maharashtra
  7. Sadau Asom Gramya Puthibharal Santha, Nagaon, Assam.
  8. Nehru Seva Sangh, Kalahandi District, Odisha.
  9. Fulkumari Bapuji Club, Dhubri, Assam
  10. Narayanchandra Trust, District Palghar, Maharashtra
  11. Arya Anathalaya, Delhi.
  12. Shelter Don Bosco, Mumbai, Maharashtra

Synopsis of film FOTO –

Eleven year old Foto has a strong imagination and lives in his own world of fantasy. Other kids consider him strange since he does not interact with them. One day, a film unit comes to his hilly town to shoot. Foto is mesmerized to see the magicians create rain and lightening, image and colour, and sound and music at their will. A new world full of thrills, adventure and discovery opens up for him. But will he be able to reconcile his world of imagination with this fantasy?

As part of 74th Independence Day Celebrations 2020, Patriotic Film Festival was organised by the Ministry of Information and Broadcasting, Govt. of India from 7th to 21st August, 2020.

The festival aims to showcase Indian history that marks the bravery of freedom fighters and “aims to create a festive and patriotic mood among Indians across the globe”.

The specially curated collection of films from Children’s Film Society, India (CFSI), National Film Development Corporation (NFDC), National Film Archive of India (NFAI) and Films Division were available free of cost for audience on ‘Cinemas of India’

CFSI films based on patriotism and principles of Mahatma Gandhiji were curated on NFDC’s OTT platform www.cinemasofindia.com from 7th to 21st August, 2020.

CFSI’s Patriotic Films

  1. Senani Sane Guruji
  2. Heda Hoda
  3. Chota Sipahi
  4. Harun Arun
  5. Bapu Ne Kaha Tha 
  6. Abhi Kal Hi Ki Baat Hai

On the occasion of 74th Independence Day – 2020, CFSI conducted screening of its patriotic film CHOTA SIPAHI directed by Jayshree Kanal & A S Kanal, for children at the following NGOs / Organisations, while taking all necessary steps to prevent the spread of #covid19.

Animation song ‘Vaishnav Jan To’ based on Mahatma Gandhiji and CFSI film ‘The Story of Kachrapur’ made by Little Director on ‘Cleanliness’ were also screened before screening of PATRIOTIC FILM “Chota Sipahi”

  1. Basundhara, NGO, Cuttack, Odisha
  2. Samarpit – Centre For Poverty Alleviation And Social Research, Bilaspur, Chhattisgarh
  3. Navjeen Children’s Home Society, Khandwa, Madhya Pradesh
  4. Bal Sambal Orphanage, Jaipur, Rajasthan
  5. Udayan Care, Delhi & Gurugram
  6. Arya Anathalaya, Delhi
  7. Rays, Aasha Ki Ek Kiran, Jaipur, Rajasthan
  8. Nehru Seva Sangh, Kalahandi District, Odisha
  9. Jan Jagran Kendra, Hazaribagh District, Jharkhand
  10. Narayanchandra Trust, Palghar District, Maharashtra
  11. Shelter Don Bosco, Mumbai, Maharashtra
  12. Chhattisgarh Rajya Bal Kalyan Parishad Raipur, Chhattisgarh
  13. Save our Soul Children’s Village, Hyderabad
  14. Srijan Samajik Sanstha, Rajnandgaon District, Chhattisgarh
  15. Sambhav Social Service Organization, Madhya Pradesh
  16. Jeevodaya Society, Itarsi, Madhya Pradesh.

Synopsis of Chota Sipahi:

Joze is a young Goan boy growing up during the freedom movement of the state in the 60s. Though young and thus expected to remain ignorant of the political winds brewing all over, he becomes acutely aware of the grave injustice everywhere and the sacrifice made by those around him. This instils in him a sense of responsibility that becomes instrumental in saving many lives during a crucial military operation.

The first World Friendship Day was proposed for 30 July in 1958, by the World Friendship Crusade. On 27 April 2011 the General Assembly of the United Nations declared 30 July as official International Friendship Day. However, some countries, including India, celebrate ‘Friendship Day’ on the first Sunday of August. On this day, friends tie wristbands, friendship bands to express their love for each other. Friends also share gifts and Friendship Day greeting cards.

CFSI celebrated FRIENDSHIP DAY, by conducting screening of Gopi Desai directed, NATIONAL AWARD WINNING film on friendship “MUJHSE DOSTI KAROGE?” (Hindi/1992/Colour/96 mins).

Synopsis:

Nine year old Gul Hasan lives in the desert of Rann of Kutch. Its extreme

variations of temperature, absence of water, open sandy plains with no vegetation, its sand storms and cracked and parched earth, provide the inert background to Gul’s dreams, hopes and aspirations. The natural environment along with urban and modern influences and happenings has a great impact on his mind, which become the take-off point for his fantasies. Gul’s journey slips from reality to fantasy to reality.

Taking all necessary steps to prevent the spread of COVID -19, screenings were conducted at NGOs listed below-

  1. The Vatsalya Foundation in Mumbai, Maharashtra.
  2. RAYS – Asha Ki Ek Kiran (Centre for HIV infected & affected children) Jaipur, Rajasthan.
  3. Basundhara, NGO in Cuttack, Odisha.
  4. The Arya Anathalaya, Delhi.
  5. Observation Home Bhagalpur

CFSI’s film MANPASAND directed by Dhvani Desai is globally acclaimed short animation film, chronicles the story a girl’s father who journeys to find her a suitable groom was screened on July 30th and 31st 2020 for children at Observation Home, Motihari in Bihar, Basundhara, NGO in Cuttack, and Observation Home in Bhagalpur, while taking all necessary steps to prevent the spread of COVID19.

More than 65 children enjoyed watching the film MANPASAND.

CFSI Delhi  with  the Co-ordination of  Bal Vihar Children Home, New Delhi conducted ONLINE screening of CFSI film “Happy Mother’s Day” on 31st  July,2020 during  COVID-19 LOCKDOWN by taking all necessary steps to prevent the spread of Corona Pandemic.  About 29 (Girls) in-housed    children  participated in two shows.

CFSI Delhi  with  the Co-ordination of  Arya Anathalaya, Delhi conducted ONLINE screening of CFSI film “Happy Mother’s Day” on 30th July,2020 during  COVID-19 LOCKDOWN by taking all necessary steps to prevent the spread of Corona Pandemic.  About 990(390 Girls & 600 boys) in-housed   orphan children  participated in three shows.

To observe 6th International Day of Yoga on 21st June 2020, CFSI officials participated by practicing ‘Yoga at home with Family’ while maintaining physical distancing and encouraged all to make a habit to practice yoga daily to attain maximum health benefits.

On the occasion of World Environment Day on 5 th June,2020, CFSI Delhi conducted screening of CFSI film TARU, a Story based on relationship between man & tree along with film GAURU at Bal Vihar Orphanage, New Delhi by taking all necessary steps to prevent the spread of COVID-19 to provide entertainment to children during Lockdown.

The Bal Vihar Orphanage has given their special thanks to CFSI efforts for arranging these shows especially on the occasion of World Environment day during COVID -19 Lockdown.