Tura, February 14, 2020:

On the occasion of Valentine’s day, the children of Tura, Meghalaya are being treated to cinematic delights as the district is hosting its first-ever film festival for children.

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The West Garo Hills District Administration in collaboration with the Department of Arts and Culture, Government of Meghalaya is organizing the first ever Children’s Film Festival in Tura on February 14 and 15.

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The festival is being organized at the Tura District Auditorium during which popular children’ cartoons, both English and Hindi will be screened on both days at different timings. The festival which is being sponsored by the Children Film Society (CFS), Mumbai will be inaugurated by Chief Minister Conrad Sangma on the opening day.

Flagging off the film festival, Meghalaya CM Conrad K Sangma took to Twitter to express his delight at the undertaking of the initiative that will no doubt foster creativity in the youngminds. “Cinema and films are visual storytelling and the right stories can be educational in shaping the minds of our children. Happy that the district administration has taken this initiative for our school children in the district”, wrote Sangma, in his post.

As part of festival, a children’s book stall is also being put up by the organizers where those interested can go through their favourite books. The festival is open to all and the organizers have requested all citizens to participate.

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