Delhi, 8th Nov:-In a bid to expand the market for Children’s film and encourage talent in the country, Children’s Film Society India (CFSI) has announced the launch of a three day National children’s film festival for the first time ever. The move comes close on the heels of the Hon’ble Prime Minister, Shri Narendra Modi ji’s cleanliness drive announcement and in keeping with his vision; CFSI has announced the central theme of the festival as ‘Swachhta’.
Entitled as National Children’s Film Festival (NCFF), the event will focus on Children’s films which are either made or shot in India or the makers are Indian. The festival is a three day event, which will kick-start at the capital New Delhi in Siri fort Auditorium from 14th November, Children’s Day and conclude on 16th November 2014.NCFF will be organized by CSFI every alternate year.
The festival will screen a score of unreleased films with CFSI’s production and latest offering, Pappu Ki Pugdandi leading the pack. Other fresh content that will be put up in the festival are Shortcut Safari which will be premiered for the first time ,The Goal, Mahek Mirza , EkAjooba– are yet another CFSI production, Kummati, Krish Trish and Baltiboy-3 are few curated movies amongst others. The films are carefully handpicked to create an opportunity for children to experience qualitative content made exclusively for them. Some of these films have won several awards, globally.
Talking about the festival, Mr. Shravan Kumar, CEO, CFSI said, “At CFSI we not only want to make films but also make film makers. The objective behind this festival is not just to expand the children’s film market or encourage makers to come forward but also to nurture talent from a very young age. If we can showcase the right content and create a conducive environment for children to pursue film making or allied creative career paths, I ‘m sure we will get great talent emerging out of our country. Films, I believe is the most powerful medium and if used effectively we can entertain while addressing various pressing issues”.
In Delhi, the festival will take place at Siri Fort Auditorium. NCFF has garnered eyeballs from the country’s celebrated Bollywood personalities such as Amitabh Bachchan, Mr Ajay Devgn and Ms. Sonakshi Sinha, who have culled out time from their busy schedule to wish CFSI and NCFF through video bytes. Ms. Sania Mirza is the Guest of honour and celebrities such as Jimmy Shergill and Shaimak Davar team will participate in cultural programmes and workshops.
NCFF will present itself as a carnival to woo young audiences and also lend itself as a learning platform through various workshops such as dance, music, magic act, animation and a special focused workshop on Chaplin based on the film“Boot Cake”. There will be a kids mela where children can have fun galore after watching good cinema. Children will be encouraged to take part in various competitions such as Painting on Swachhta, Digital Collage making on Clean India & Craft on making utility items through waste materials. Armed with the objective of developing a taste for good cinema, CFSI will also organize FILM WORKSHOPS for children with a view to getting them acquainted with the basics of film making. These Workshops will be conducted by experts from film institutes including FTII for groups of talented and deserving children between the age group of 5 to 16 years.
The Festival screenings in Delhi, will be arranged in Auditoriums I, II and III at Siri Fort, Khel Gaon daily, with 2 shows for children’s. Admission will be free for all shows however; the entry for children will be regulated through the educational institutions on a first come first serve basis.
(9th November, 2014 at Vishwa Yuvak Kendra, New Delhi)
Nyayika is a one-of-a-kind legal services initiative which provides quality professional legal services, both litigative and non-litigative, through trained lawyers and paralegals in its law centres. It addresses one the main barriers in access to quality legal services for people from the middle and lower income groups – the high fees of a lawyer – by providing its services for a fixed and affordable fee payable according to a payment schedule. It follows transparent processes, assures speedy disposal of cases and is accountable towards its clients. It follows a client friendly standardized operating procedure and a robust monitoring and information system across its centres to ensure its standards of quality and professionalism. Nyayika is operated by IDEAL Foundation for Social and Economic Development, a non-profit company registered under S. 25 of the Companies Act, 1956. It commenced operation in October 2013 and currently runs 8 law centres in 8 different districts of Gujarat.
A book on Nyayika, Setting up Social Justice Law Firms: Experiences of Nyayika, will be released on 9thNovember 2014 by Prof. Madhav Menon, Chancellor, Guru Ghasidas Central University, Chhattisgarh.
Centre for Social Justice, established in 1993, is a socio-legal organisation working on access to justice and legal empowerment. It has been facilitating change-inducing leadership by strengthening community lawyers and paralegals by building their capacities. CSJ has also made path-breaking institutional interventions in the form of research, legal reforms and initiatives bringing together grassroots activism, law and policy-making on a wide array of issues affecting socio-economically marginalised and vulnerable groups.
“Lawyers for Change”, an initiative of ECONET, is a capacity building and fellowship programme which supports young social justice lawyers working at the district court level. ECONET is an organisation which works with adivasi and non-pastoral nomadic tribal communities by sharpening their interventions through capacity building, legal trainings and leadership development on issues related to forestry and environmental policies in Maharashtra.
Date, Venue and Timings
- The date of the event is 9thNovember, 2014
- The venue for the event is VishwaYuva Kendra, Chanakyapuri, New Delhi.
- The timings of the event will be from 3.30 p.m to 4.30 p.m.
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8th November, 2014, India Islamic Centre
Contemporary India has been witness to gruesome incidents of mass violence, which has targeted the lives of men, women and children because of their religious identity. While the Indian Constitution unequivocally guarantees equal legal rights and ensures protection to its minorities: for most affected areas constitutional guarantees remain merely words. Episodes of mass violence continue to haunt us and cause tremendous suffering, damage infrastructure and hamper economic and social development. In the light of new and recurring incidents of communal violence that plague many communities in the country, there is an immediate need to foster dialogue, respect and understanding between conflicting parties along with initiatives to promote post-conflict peace building and development.
In 1984, Delhi witnessed one of the worst communal rioting post independent India. People from the minority Sikh community were butchered on the streets by the right wing Hindutva forces, a regressive political force, which remains a threat to the plurality and integrity of this country even till date. The political establishment in Delhi remained a mute spectator and allowed the merciless killing of people from the Sikh community. Even after thirty years have passed, the wounds of these victims have not been healed. The victims of the violence are still struggling socially and economically.
Under the banner of Idea of India, Aman Biradari in collaboration with Anhad, Centre for Policy Research and other organizations is organizing a day long event on 8th November to observe 30 years since the anti Sikh violence.
It will also be an occasion for us to release our book on Mass violence, titled ‘;On their Watch: Mass violence and state apathy in India‘;, followed by day long conversation and talks with people who worked with the victims on different thematic areas.
The Agenda for the event is attached with the invite for your reference. We are pleased to invite you to this event. Your presence and support would be of great value to strengthen our work.
Organises talent outreach in Maharashtra to foster Kabaddi talent
New Delhi, November 6th 2014: PuneriPaltan, the Pune franchise of Pro Kabaddi League, announced commencement of a selection camp in Pune till November 18, 2014. Aimed at fostering Kabaddi talent in the country, the camp will provide an opportunity for players from smaller towns to enter the professional arena. In addition to this, the franchise is also organizing two other events – ‘Talent Hunt’ and ‘Little Puneri Champs’ – to make the forthcoming season more exciting.
The selection camp will be conducted at Balewadi Stadium in the Shree Shiv Chhatrapati Sports complex, Pune, from7 am to 9 am and from 4 pm to 6 pm. About 40 players will be selected at the camp and trained at Balewadi, Pune. These players also have a good chance of representingPuneriPaltan in the second season of Pro Kabaddi League, scheduled in 2015.
To further boost the growing popularity of the sport and offer a bigger platform to Kabaddi players, PuneriPaltan is organising a ‘Talent Hunt’ spanning over three days in select districts across Maharashtra. The event is expected to see participation of 16-24 teams representing sub-districts / villages / towns. PuneriPaltan will work with local Kabaddi clubs to access the best infrastructure, participation and promotion for the event. The management and coaching teams will be present for every event to identify talented players and reward winning teams and outstanding performers. Shortlisted players from each tournament will get an opportunity to attend a 7-10 day training camp at Balewadi, Pune.
‘Little Puneri Champs’ camp, another event in the offing, will recognize the sporting talents of children across select locations in the city from November 8, 2014 at Poona Club till the end of December. Various schools and colleges participating in the camp will be offered a special ‘Train the Trainer’ module, imparting basic Kabbadiskills to school coaches which can be further instilled into students.
Sumanlal Shah, Director, Insurekot Sports Pvt. Ltd., said, “We look forward to bringingout the best Kabadditalent in the country to the forefront. Smaller towns in our country are blessed with great sporting talent. However they often go unrecognisedbecause of lack of opportunities. Through these camps, we plan to identify talented players and provide them a platform to grow and prove themselves.Our selection camp for the team will give us a good mix of national talent as well as grass root talent from the region for the upcoming season.”
Karthi Marshan, Director, Insurekot Sports Pvt. Ltd., said, “The first season of Pro Kabaddi League has put a spotlight on this indigenous sport, reigniting its pride and heritage. It has captured the imagination of millions across the country.PuneriPaltan is now working to promote this culture and offer a platform to several talented Kabaddi players. With our camps now underway, we are gearing up for another exciting season of the league.”
Day & Date
: 18 November 2014
: 11:00 a.m.
: PHD House, New Delhi
Selection Trial for the Indian Team on 8thNovember, 2014 for the 6th WBPF World Body Building & Physique Sports Championship
State Body Building Association, Gujarat and Vadodara Body Building Association under the patronage of Indian Body Builders Federation have organized Selection Trial for the Indian Team on 8thNovember, 2014 for the 6th WBPF World Body Building & Physique Sports Championship. The international event will be held from 5th December to 10th December 2014 at the Bombay Exhibition Centre, NESCO, Goregaon in Mumbai, India.
IBBF is all set to produce World Body Building Champions from a plethora of participants who will be present at the selection trials in Vadodara. The trial will consist of the following categories: Junior, Masters, Senior Men’s’ and Women’s’ Body Building, Fitness and Athletic Physique for men and women, Women Model Physique and Men’s’ Sports Physique categories.
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New Delhi, November 7, 2014: It was a mixed day for Ramjas College teams on Day 3 of Indian College Basketball League (ICBL) organized by Basketball Federation of India (BFI) in collaboration with IMG Reliance (IMG-R).
Day three saw a couple of low scoring matches and two high scoring games at the SGTB Khalsa College. Kirori Mal College beat Bhagat Singh 19-17 while Sri Venky College beat Arya Bhatt College 9-7. In the high scoring fixtures, Zakir Hussain beat Ramjas 70-67 while Hansraj beat Hindu 64-44.
In the women’s category, Jesus and Mary College got a walkover against IP College. But the hosts had a bad day in this category. Khalsa College lost to Ramjas 17-27. In their second match of the day, Jesus and Mary lost to Kirori Mal by 29-45 while hosts Khalsa in their second outing could not change their fortunes losing 28-38 to Maitery College.
At SGTB Khalsa College: Premier League Results
Men’s: Kirori Mal College beat Bhagat Singh 19-17; Sri Venky College beat Arya Bhatt College 9-7; Zakir Hussain beat Ramjas College 70-67; Hansraj College beat Hindu College 64-44
Women’s: Jesus and Mary College got a W/O against IP College; Khalsa College lost to Ramjas College 17-27; Jesus and Mary College lost to Kirori Mal College 29-45; Khalsa College lost to Maitery College 28-38
About the Basketball Federation of India
The Basketball Federation of India or BFI is the governing and controlling body of basketball in India, and is responsible for the development and promotion of the sport at all levels. BFI has been involved in conducting camps, clinics, events, and training sessions at its academies for the development of basketball. BFI came into being in 1935 and took complete control over Indian basketball in 1950. Prior to that time, the Indian Olympic Association handled the conduct of Indian basketball championships. Since 1950, the BFI has been conducting various such championships, from the grassroots to senior team participation in international tournaments. In addition, the BFI has been responsible for the establishment of strong sub-junior and junior level programs. The BFI has to its credit produced several international players of repute, among them 17 have been bestowed with the honor of Arjuna Award. More information at www.indiabasketball.org