NEW DELHi,22.03.17- Doordarshan today signed an MOU with Centre for Media Studies to partner for the9th CMS VATAVARAN Environment &  Wildlife  International  Film  Festival  and  Forum,  to  be  held  from  2 to  6  November,  2017  in  New  Delhi.

Doordarshan will be the Broadcast partner for this bi-annual  film  festival  and  forum  which will  address  contemporary   environment  and  wildlife  issues  through  the  medium  of  films,  forums,  workshops,  field  visits,  food  festival,  nature  bazaar,  etc. The 9th  edition  will  once  again  delve  into  the  issues  of  climate  change  and  water,  under  the  theme:‘Conservation4Water’.Films  entering the  film festival  will  compete for  22  awards in  Indian  section  and  21  awards  in  International  section. 

 

Signing the MOU, Ms. Supriya Sahu, DG, Doordarshan said “Doordarshan has contributed significantly towards the acceleration of socio-economic change, promotion of national integration and stimulation of scientific temper in the country. Being a Public Service Broadcaster, we are mandated to carry messages on preservation of environment and ecological balance. With wide number of channels and regional network, Doordarshan has an extensive reach and coverage and to promote conservation awareness, we will support and collaborate with the festival in November 2017 in all possible ways and all the Award winning environment films will be telecast by Doordarshan”.

 

CMS DG, Ms P N Vasanti signed this MOU and expressed her pleasure in renewing this partnership with Doordarshan. She said “CMS VATAVARAN uses the medium of films to engage and widen the debate on complex environment and wildlife issues. With this partnership, award winning CMS VATAVARAN films, both national and international, can be shared to wider audiences of Doordarshan. We are glad to be signing this MOU and are looking forward to this partnership with Doordarshan in this conservation mandate”