DPS’s Film On Mental Health Bags International Award

SRINAGAR — The Delhi Public School Srinagar emerged as the winner of a film making competition at the recently held international young film makers festival at which school's entry 'Tanaav' was declared the unanimous winner. The two-day festival was held by The National Life Skills and School Wellness Program in New Delhi beginning 18 December. The short movie comprises of 4 parallel sto­ries that deal with issues of “men­tal health ranging from depression, anxiety, trauma, bullying and lone­liness, afflicting youth of today.”

“These short stories not only present the problems but also try to present the solutions to these problems. The film aspires to start a discussion on these issues and help make lives of teenagers bet­ter,” said an official of the DPS.

The school team piped several top schools of Kashmir to the win­ning post as the film impressed the judges both on account of its sen­sitive plot, and impeccable acting. The school team also emerged as winner of the cinema quiz besides participating in the workshop about filmmaking, media and role of social media. The school was represented by Noman Zahoor, Mohammad Tazeem, Fardeen Khan, Zaheen Gunna, Taha Shawl, Nadirah Khan, Sheema, Janan, Seh­rish Shafi and these students were mentored by Sajid Reshi.

The Principal Alistair R.A Freese has congratulated the students. He said, “Our hearts brim with pride at the achievements of our students. We have always striven to provide students a medium to express their talents, and take great pride in watching them fulfil their potential.”

DPS chairman, Vijay Dhar, also extended his congratulations. He said “It is no surprise that the stu­dents have emerged as the victor. We have always held provided the right platform, youth from Kash­mir is capable of great things.”

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