Shravan Kumar, Chief Executive Officer of Children's Film Society of India (CFSI), has been honoured with an award.
Kumar has been bestowed with the "Edutainment Award" for his outstanding contribution to children's films education. The award, comprising a trophy and citation, was presented to Kumar at a function held here last night.
The function was preceded by an exhibition where leading educational institutions from all over the country provided career counselling to college students.
Replying to his felicitation, Kumar said CFSI made films for children which not only educate the young minds but also bring about creativity within them.
"Two years back, CFSI had organised International Children's Film Festival in Hyderabad in which 'Little Directors' section was introduced for films made by children themselves."
CFSI, a body under the information and broadcasting ministry, has been organising national and international film festivals for children with a hope that young people would one day become great movie makers and share their creativity with others, said Kumar.
A number of prominent people were also felicitated at the function. These included ad guru Prahlad Kakkar, Yogesh Lakhani, founder of Bright Outdoor Media Pvt Ltd, and Ujjwal K Chowdhary, Head, Education Division, Ramoji Krian Group, Hyderabad.