Friday, November 19, 2010

Felicitations to Short Film Producers

Tharuni Director Dr. Mamatha Raghuveer felicitated the Short films Producers, Directors, Technicians, Editors, Actors and all the young women/Children who made the films under the Participatory video Production, in the Tharuni Office at Neelam Enclave on the evening of 17th November. Vinay Bhaskar, Member of Legislative Assembly from Station Ghanpur was invited as Chief Guest for the occasion, who had appreciated the efforts of the girls,in making the films and also Surekha and Dr Mamatha for educating them on film production. Dr. Mamatha felicitated the MLA and the girls with mementos. The MLA gave cash prize of one thousand each to Anusha and Radhika who could not continue their college education for want of financial resources.

Tharuni Gurukul anniversary& Library Week Celebrations

Tharuni Gurukul and the Branch Library at Nagarjuna colony , Champapet, Hyderabad jointly celebrated the Children's Day festival and Library Week from 14th November 2010. Chacha Nehru's Birth Day is a Day of festival for Children. The Gurukul children celebrated it in a befitting manner by honouring Nehruji and playing sports and games. Competitions were held for children in different games. Essay competition, Elocution, Drawing competitions were conducted on 15th and Rangoli and Musical Chairs were held for women on 16th November.
The prize distribution Ceremony was held on 17th November 2010. Sama Krishna Reddy, Chairman, City Grandhalaya Sanstha, Indira Seva Sadan Corporator Manchireddy Prasanth Kumar Reddy, Sadguru Prasad, Retired District and Sessions Judge were Guests of honour for the event. Dr. Hemalatha Devi, Director Tharuni Gurukul and PVM. Krishna Reddy Librarian conducted the Program, in which local community elders participated along with children who received the prizes and certificates. Women also received certificates for tailoring and costume design trained by B. Nirmala at Tharuni Gurukul.

Tharuni bags Awards for short Films by Tharunulu

The small Girls with their little hands could make six short films relating to different problems, working for 70 days under the able guidance of Surekha and Dr. Mamatha. The result they received is, long lasting and a great land mark in their profile.
Tharuni girls got two awards out of their five films from among the 105 films, displayed at the CESS Auditorium brought by all NGOs from all over the State.The UNICEF in collaboration with the Department of Mass Communications of Central University of Hyderabad conducted the Short Films display under ' My Frames 2010' on 16th and 17th November 2010 at Center for Economics and Social Sciences at Ameerpet, Hyderabad. Eleven films were selected by the Jury as best films. 'Mulla Bandham' under the Child Rights category and ' Atavidupu' under culture and tradition were selected as best films made by the Tharuni students. The other four films are 'Letha Manasulu', 'Akasamlosagam', 'Athiva chethilo Arogyam', and 'Pelli Pramanalu'. All the films can be seen in 'U' Tube.The whole Tharuni team appreciates the efforts of the group led by Anusha, Soujanya, Radhika and others and congratulate them.

Tuesday, November 9, 2010

Dt.Child Consultation Workshop at Warangal

Tharuni conducted District Child Consultation Workshop in collaboration with UNICEF and Alliance for Child Rights at Warangal today. 80 Different categories of male and female children, rural as well as urban, representing from disabled, HIV affected, child labourers,school drop outs, orphans and others actively participated in the work shop and discussed their problems. The outcome was very interesting and they made declarations on different issues like parental care, Educational care, health, food and nutrition and other social and financial needs.
Four children will be selected among them to represent their district before the Government Policy Makers and Administrators at Hyderabad on 20th November 2010.

Paritcipatory video short film production by Tharunulu

Participatory video film making training was given to Surekha, Tharuni Volunteer, in July, August by the Central University of Hyderabad in collaboration with UNICEF. In the last two weeks of October 2010 she trained more than 20 girls from Balika Sanghas of Tharuni on short film making and documentaries. The girls made six short films on different issues related to young women and girl children under the guidance of Surekha and Dr. Mamatha and Sathya Sodhana film company. The issues are on traditional games, health, food and nutrition, child marriages, importance of marriage registration and so on. The films will be displayed in the Indian film festival conducted by UNICEF in the middle of November.
The girls are very enthusiastic in making these films and they are eager to get good recognition and prize winning in the festival. We appreciate their efforts and interest shown in film making.