A visual treat this Children's day for Bangalore government school kids.

A visual treat this Children
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The government has a visual treat in store this Childrens Day for the government school kids As theyll get to watch international films shortlisted from several festivals The screening is all set to be held on November 14 for the students of institutions with Edusat satellite and teleeducation facilities

BENGALURU:The government has a visual treat in store this Children’s Day for the government school kids. As they’ll get to watch international films shortlisted from several festivals. The screening is all set to be held on November 14 for the students of institutions with Edusat (satellite) and tele-education facilities.

The initiative, which has been taken for the first time will be catering for over three lakh government school children. The films are categorized into junior, middle and senior levels depending on the age group of the kids.

On November 7, the education department had issued a circular and suggested that a dry run to be held on November 12 to make sure that the technical arrangements are in place. On November 9, a district-level meeting will be conducted for the verification of the technical feasibility of the screening through the satellite network.

HN Gopalakrishna, the director of the department of state educational research and training, told a source that 2,500 schools benefit from the Edusat facility and 1,000 from the tele education model. “The screening will be held at the DSERT office in Bengaluru, which will be telecasted to government schools through the satellite,” he said.

The aim is to take the international films to students in every nook and corner of the state. “The festival curation team has zeroed in on the films to be screened in over three sessions. Private schools will host the festival for over four days,” added Syed Sultan Ahmed, managing director, LXL Ideas Private Ltd.

The firm has approached both private and government schools to screen children’s films selected from global festivals. “Do children from far-off districts ever get to go to international film festivals? We want to take the world’s best children’s movies to their schools. Language is no barrier in children’s films and there are English subtitles anyway.” Ahmed said.

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