After the grand success of Drishti 2011 and Drishti 2012, Antardrishti today announced the schedule of Drishti 2013 creative contest to be held in Agra for the promotion of eye donation. Like previous year entries are invited in four categories i.e. Short Film, Poster, Design and Audio Jingle on the theme of eye donation.
Agra will remain the capital of Antardrishti for its work for the promotion of eye donation and the final culmination of the contest will be held in the city with prize distribution ceremony and a two-day film festival. Shortlisted films and selected entries of other three creative contests will be showcased during the festival. Besides film show and exhibition of creative contest entries other attractions of the festival would be performances and presentations by visually impaired students and artists across the country. Highlighting the achievements of Drishti 2013, team member Sippy Gupta said that this year participation is expected to be bigger than the previous year.
Festival will be held in the month of October, 2013 and exact date and schedule of the festival would be announced two months prior to the festival so that volunteers willing to participate from other parts of country can make their travel arrangements.
Last date of the submitting the entries in all four categories is 15th September, 2013. Any citizen of India irrespective of age can participate in the contest. There is no entry fee for the contest. To provide a level play field only individuals are allowed to participate in the contest and entries from productions houses and organizations shall not be entertained. A three member independent jury of noted professional and imminent citizens will screen all entries and decide Golden Eye and Silver Eye in all four categories. Forms and details of the contest is available on Drisht 2013 website www.drishti.org.in
Cities of current year Drishti Yatra include Delhi, Mumbai, Pune, Bhopal, Shimla, Jaipur, Luknow, Kota, Banaras, Patna etc. With the objective for the promotion of eye donation Drishti is seeking coordination with local eye banks and hospitals. In these Yatras so far 3786 people have volunteered themselves for the eye donations and issued certificates.
While addressing the Press Conference Drishti 2013 team member and Mr. Akhil Srivastava said that coming months will see further expansion of programmes for the promotion of eye donation and more active associations with like-minded volunteers and organizations. He told media persons that many such proposals have been received and are under active consideration keeping in view of large area of work to be done in this field.
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