Chief Minister Sarbananda Sonowal has inaugurated the First Guwahati International Children Film Festival on Saturday.
The Film Festival has been organised by Jyoti Chitraban in association with Dr Bhupen Hazarika Regional Government Film and Television Institute at Srimanta Sankardev Kalakshetra from 19th to 21st January.
A total of 50 children films from 23 countries will be screened there and it will also have special screening of Santosh Shivan’s noted film ‘Hello’.
Arrangements have also been made for screening of the festival through satellite in various districts like at Dhubri, Charaideo, Silchar, Sadiya, Bongaigaon and Dhemaji.
Addressing at the inaugural ceremony, Sonowal urged the children to utilise the knowledge acquired from the films in shaping their lives.
CM Sonowal also urged the teachers and parents to create awareness among the children about right use of mobile phones and internet, and highlighted the need to play sports and engage in physical activity for good health.
“The film festival has been organised exclusively for the children in the state and it will inspire the young generation to make meaningful contribution to the society by becoming able citizens.”-CM added.