SMVD Gurukul’s Sanskrit Short Film adjudged best in I’ntl Film Festival

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 A 10-minute-long Educational Sanskrit Short Film ‘Tatvabodh’ presented by the students of Shri Mata Vaishno Devi Gurukul and sponsored by Shri Mata Vaishno Devi Shrine Board was honoured with an award of Best Sanskrit Short Film in the first ever International Film Festival held at Spiritual Growth Centre from August 5 to 6 in the Katra town of Reasi district of Jammu and Kashmir.

The film depicts significant insight into the awareness about pristine education framework in Gurukul and the journey of the protagonist from a Gurukul to Modern School and back to Gurukul after the tumultuous experiences of a father of the protagonist on finding scary traces of teen indulging into drug abuse impacting our society and daily lives.

The two-day festival was a collaborative effort between the Universal Film Makers Council (UFMC), Karnataka and Harman Cultural and Educational Society (HC&ES), Jammu which attracted a diverse range of people, from aspiring filmmakers to seasoned professionals.

As many as 171 films were screened from more than ten languages including Sanskrit and 85 films were awarded by the Jury in different categories during the valedictory function of the festival.

The award on behalf of the Shrine Board was received by Dr. J.C. Mehra, Joint Chief Executive Officer, Shri Mata Vaishno Devi Shrine Board also Administrator alongwith Principal, SMVD Gurukul.

The award was given away by the South Indian Cine Star Suman Talwar and Bollywood Actor, Director Yashpal Sharma in the presence of Dr. M. A. Mummugati (President, UFMC and Chairman, Nava Karnataka Film Academy).

While congratulating the performers of the Short Film, Anshul Garg, Chief Executive Officer of Shrine Board said that from the last 12 years the SMVD Gurukul is paving the way to develop the students with high moral values well accustomed with the Modern, Traditional, and Spiritual Education for the strong spiritual-cultural foundation of J&K and have taken important step towards revival of Sanskrit and connecting students with science and spirituality in J&K.

Under the constant guidance and directions of Chairman, Shri Mata Vaishno Devi Shrine Board, Manoj Sinha, Lt. Governor, J&K and close monitoring of Mahamandleshwar Shri Swami Vishveshvaranand Giriji Maharaj, Member, SMVDSB and Chairman of the Governing Council, the Gurukul has earned a name not only at regional level but has proved its metal at National level.

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