A group of nine students from IPM have brought laurels to the Institute by winning award for their short film based on Child Abuse. The Team Five Owl Films consisting of Aarjav Sethi, Bhavya Rawal, Kartik Kohli, Navya Singhal, Prayush Dubey, Shantanu Verma and Shreya Chandra (IPM 2016) and Gayatri Shenoy and Parth Hedaoo (IPM 2017) received the First Prize of Rs. 11,000/- along with merit certificates. The competition was organized by Thalassemia and Child Welfare Group (TCWG) and Maya Academy of Advanced Cinematics (MAAC) intended to raise voice against child sexual abuse. The message conveyed via movie was –‘Beti Bachao, Beti Padhao Aur Use Samjhao’. The competition was judged by Mr. Raja Bundela, well known Indian Actor and the Brand Ambassador of ‘Beti Bachao Beti Padhao Aandolan’; Mr. Raghunandan Sharma, Political Leader and Ms. Rachna Jouhari, MAAC Development Head.
Competing with a number of entries from across the nation, IIM Indore’s team received the First Prize on July 05, 2018 at an event held at the Press Club, Indore. The film was titled ‘Yet Another Safe Girl’ and by means of poetry, the team has tried to convey a strong message to spread awareness against child sexual abuse.
‘95% of children below 10 years of age are not aware of the difference between a good touch and a bad touch. It’s time to teach them to raise their voices. But for that, it’s imperative to bring this issue into the limelight. The issue which everyone knows but no one’s ready to talk about. Well, here we are, to raise our voice in our own way. Awareness is Power!’ say the team members.
IIM Indore congratulates the team for their achievement.
About Team Five Owl Films:
Five Owl Films, a YouTube channel, was started by a group of five students of IPM 16 batch on November 29, 2016. The channel specializes in Sketch Videos, Photography, Short Films, and Poetry.
Founders: Aarjav Sethi, Bhavya Rawal, Kartik Kohli, Pratyush Dubey, Shantanu Verma.