Chitkara University organised Film Festival for Visually Challenged People
Two days Film Festival ‘ Kanon Dekhi’ in association with Radio Michi 98.3 Chandigarh for visually challenged persons was inaugurated in Chitkara University by screening film PK. Around 200 visually challenged and differently abled students attended the show and enjoyed as it contained narration in between the dialogues so that they could comprehend the movies.
On Day 1, Mr Arun Sood, Chandigarh Mayor was the Chief Guest & Dr Madhu Chitkara, Vice-Chancellor, Chitkara University was Guest of Honour. Renowned film actor Mr Harish Verma was also present as Guest of Honour. Mr Arun Sood appreciated the festival’s initiative and congratulated Radio Mirchi and Chitkara University for the cause. Dr Madhu Chitkara welcomed the students and guests and said that these visually challenged persons and differently abled students are at par with common people and these films will entertain and inspire them. Mr Harish Verma sang some favourite songs and delivered dialogues of his movies to which the audience had a great laugh. Radio Mirchi team was present with all their RJs ( Kanwar, Ashi, Abhi, Charu,) Staton Head Mr Nitin Gupta and Mr Manteshwar.
On Day 2, Mr Varun Bhati who had won the bronze medal in High jump (1.86 meters) in recently concluded Rio Para Olympics was the Chief Guest. He inspires all the students and told them that they must carry themselves as positive attitude persons, not carrying regret and must focus on their goals as well as avail all the opportunities they can.
Mr Nitin Gupta ( Cluster Programming Head of Radio Mirchi) thanked all the sponsors and partners who came forward to support ‘ Kanon Dekhi’ film festival specially Chitkara University and the student’s volunteers who were mostly from the discipline of Optometry, Nursing and Mass Communication.
Dr Ashutosh Mishra, Dean of Chitkara School of Mass Communication said that it was a one of the unique forum and event which gave a sense of satisfaction and pride to all those who were involved in its organising. The films which were screened had narration which described the scenes and shots so that through audio, the visually challenged persons may understand the film minutely and enjoy in a true sense.
The two-day film festival concluded with a screening of “Bhag Milkha Bhag”.