“It is a wonderful effort, I would like to share it with the students” said Mr. NK Pradhan, Minister for Human Resource Development of Department cum Sports and Youth Affairs Department while releasing a short film on Child Blindness named “Jyoti Binako Ujyalo” at Janta Bhawan on 1st May.
He also said that it is a meaningful film which will help all to understand this problem in a better way. He also urged the team of this film to take it to the schools of the state and also said that all possible help and support will be provided. This film has been scripted by Padmashree Shri Sanu Lama who is also the President of Sikkim Sahitya Academy and produced by Mr Bikram Parajuli from Kalompong at a limited cost of Rs 5 lacs. The film was completed within a period of five months.
The writer of the script in his turn added that child blindness is not just a problem faced by this society but it is a global problem that has been highlighted by the Vision 2010 document.
“Economic wellbeing of all citizens is of great importance in the respect of public health prioritization, apart from this the parents of such children are subject to many silent suffering, untold miseries and mental agony”, he added. Mr. Lama also added that the film has tried to bring awareness in the society and sensitizing parents for adopting child-centre approach and the film also advocates avoiding childhood blindness and availing expert opinion whether it is preventable or treatable.
Likewise, Mr. Bikram Paraijuli informed that they have not done a single change in the film from the story and have just added two songs. He further invited the people for their suggestions regarding the film. This short educational film is produced by Vishistha pictures and has Mr Amar Rasaily as the Director and Mr. Manoj Rai as Cinematographer. It was also informed that this story is already in the Nepali Syllabus in the CBSE and ICSE schools.
Courtesy: Sikkim Mail