Friday, July 20, 2007

water, a crucial resource for a populus nation like india. as i have blogged on water a lot, the below invitation makes perfect sense to celebrate water, the essence and true indicator of sustainable development.


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Dear Friends,

We are pleased to invite you to the photo contest awards giving function and exhibition of priceless photographs on 'WATER' as the theme followed by the screening of documentary films, jointly organized by the media outreach program of Water Kerala Network, AVARD, Chalakudy River Protection Forum and Fotowide Magazine on the 21st July 2007 at VYAPARA BHAVAN, Chalakkudy at 10.30 a.m.

Water Kerala Network is an initiative of organizations and individuals working in the field of water. For the past two years member organizations and individuals of the Network have been working on various issues and themes related to water i.e. river basin level studies, water for children program, wetlands, watershed programs etc. An All Kerala Photo competition with 'WATER' as theme was organized by the Network during December.2006 The entry of 196 photographs by 69 photographers received were scrutinized by a noted Jury consisting of Prof. K.G.Sankara Pillai , Kavitha Balakrishnan and Dr.Unnikrishnan.

The Photo Contest Award winners are, Johnson Chirayil, Photographer Madhayamam, ( First Prize), Mohammad Safi, Malappuram (Second Prize), and five Consolation Prize winners Sachariah Ponkunnam, Kottayam, Mohanan Eloor,Udyogamandal,Mohan Kizhakkumpurathu,Kodungallur, Ramachandran,

Neeleshwaram, and Sreekumar, Alapra, KeralaKaumadi

Screening of two documentary films by P.Balan, well known Documentary Film Maker will also be a part of the function. The exhibition will continue till 5 p.m.

All are cordially invited.

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K. Vinod Kumar, Coordinator, Water Kerala Network (9447077251)

K.Rajagopal, Media Person (9447131275)

Fr. Davis Kizhakumthala, Director, AVARD (9447080964)

Joy, Fotowide Magazine (9447023155)

S.P.Ravi, Convener, Chalakudy River protection Forum (9249898773)


10.30. a.m. to 1.00 p.m.

Welcome : K.Rajagopal

Presidential Address : Smt. Leena Davis.

President, Chalakudy Block Panchayath

Inauguration of Sri.V.K.Sreeraman

Photo Exhibition : Film Actor and Writer

Distribution of Sri. C.N.Karunakaran

Photo Contest Chairman, Kerala Lalitha Kala Academy


Keynote Sri. I Shanmughadas

Address : Noted Film Critic

Response : Respected Jury Members and

Award winners

Felicitation : Sri. Sundardass

Noted Film Director

Fr. Benny Benedict

Director, Chetana Film Institute, Palace Rd. Thrissur


Secretary, KUWJ


Documentary Film Maker, ANPU Media, Kochi

Fr. Davis Kizhakumthala

Director, AVARD, Chalakudy

Vote of Thanks : S.P.Ravi,

Convener, Chalakudy River Protection Forum

Film Show Silenced Witness – 12 mts

And (Produced with the help of British High Commission

Film Fellowship on Wild Life Crimes on Elephant)

Discussion Director: P.Balan

Eighteenth Elephant – 60 mts

(Wild Screen Panda Award popularly called 'Green

Oscar Award' Winning Film)

Director: P.Balan


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