Srinagar: The three-day international film festival on environment and wildlife concluded at Kashmir University (KU) here on Wednesday. The festival was organised by the Educational Multimedia Research Centre (EMRC) in collaboration with CMS Vatavaran, New Delhi.
According to a statement issued here, the valedictory function was held at media house auditorium.
Secretary, Rural Development Department and Panchyat Raj, Sheetal Nanda on the occasion said that beauty lies when one maintains harmony with nature. “One should not create imbalance between nature and man,” she said, adding, “It is time to take action, and work to conserve nature.”
Earlier, Director EMRC, Dr Salima Jan while welcoming the guests presented a brief profile of the centre, and said that her centre is not restricted to making films only but also conducts research work for various government institutions.
Dean school of open learning, Prof Mushtaq Ahmad, Dr CR Nagash of the national museum of natural history, Dean students welfare, Prof Rais Qadiri, festival manager of CMS Vatavaran Sabyesachi Bharti were also present on the occasion.
During the festival, 30 international, national, and local films on environment and wildlife were screened. A number of activities were held for students. A painting competition was held in collaboration with the department of students welfare. Two workshops on green filmmaking were conducted for media students of various universities and colleges. The festival also saw two panel discussions in which media persons, judicial members, and environmentalists participated. An orientation programme for 20 college principals for massive open online courses (MOOCS) was also held by the EMRC.