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Gandhi returns to Champaran

NEWSnet Desk | January 7, 2012 | Comments (0)

 Gandhi returns

The Mahatma is travelling around  the places where he once began his struggle for the rights of the indigo cultivators. This time, he will live through the Mahatma Gandhi film festival.

The Gandhi Film Festival begins on Sunday, January 8 and last till 30 January. It will be held in 18 Panchayats of Gaunaha block, West Champaran, Bihar. The festival is being organized  by Gandhi Shodh Sansthan- Bharat Yatra Trust.

The day long activity around the festival will consist of street plays, village meetings, and film shows on the various issues that were dear to Gandhi says Birendra Soni, the chief organiser of the festival.

unique feature

A unique feature is that the costs of hosting the festival is being shared by the Panchayats, which will provide food to the performing teams and fuel for the generator.

“The festival in all the places will start off with Nukkad Natak and its themes are RTE, RTI, Gram Swaraj, health and hygiene followed by a discussion on Mahatma Gandhi’s Gram Swaraj movement,” says Ashok Chaubey from Gandhi Shodh Sansthan.

The ‘Jan Shiksha Bhavan’ nukkad team from Rampurwa will be performing plays based on RTI, RTE, health and hygiene.

ACT India, Kasturba Educational Trust, Jan Shiksha Sansthan, Bodh Evam Mahatma Sthal, Vikas Trust, Gandhi smarak Sangrahalay Motihari evam Vhitihasrwa, Gandhi Research Foundation, Jalgaon are the co organizers.

 The Gandhi Film Festival is coming to Bihar for the first time. Feature films and documentaries related to Gandhi will be shown in all the block’s according to their schedule.

Mahatma: Life of M.K. Gandhi, a special documentary which has been made by Sabarmati Ashram and Gandhi Smarak Sangrahalay will also be screened. The documentary has been prepared using the real life footage of Mahatma Gandhi. Swaraj in Hiwade Bazaar is another documentary which will be screened along with some feature films such as  Lage Raho Munna Bhai, Road to Sangam, Making of Mahatma etc.

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