Sports Film Festival begins in MANUU

Hyderabad, Nov 29: The students at Maulana Azad National Urdu University (MANUU) enjoyed and thrilled in the opening ceremony of sports film festival with the opening film CHAK DE INDIA screened on Monday evening.

Instructional Media Centre (IMC) of MANUU is organizing Sports Film Festivals in collaboration with Directorate of Film Festivals, Ministry of I&B, Govt of India from November 28 to December 04 under the banner of CINEMATHEQUE MANUU which is a university Film Club.

Padma Shri Mr. Mukesh Kumar, Indian field hockey veteran and Arjun Award winner graced the occasion and Prof Syed Ainul Hasan, Vice Chancellor, MANUU presided over the opening ceremony.

In presidential remarks, Prof. Ainul Hasan while sharing his association with sports and films appreciated IMC for bringing such event in academic sphere to enrich students. Students must enjoy the variety of art and cultural activities while core values of their culture remain intact, he opined.

Mr. Mukesh Kumar advised students to work hard and focus on their goal to achieve success. He also guided students about sport career and opportunities. Prof. Ishtiaque Ahmed, Registrar also spoke on the occasion.

The Director, IMC & Convenor Festival, Mr. Rizwan Ahmad urged viewers to take this screening at large level. Film is basically text, and it is up to you that how an individual read to it. It is also part of education and learning. To inspire youngsters with great stories of sports persons and to create awareness about fitness, sports and films, the film festival was planned, he added.

Films – Marry Kom, M.S. Dhoni, Duronto, Iqbal, Saand ki Aankh and Lagaan will be screened during a week long festival at 6:30 pm at open air theatre MANUU, said Mr. Mujahid Ali, Producer IMC and Co convenor festival.

Dr. Imtiyaz Alam, Research officer, IMC informed that many film festivals, film competition and film appreciation courses were organized under university Film Club.

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