Agra April 14 (IANS) English film ‘Red, produced by Vignesh Priyadarshan of Bengaluru, has won the Drishti 2017 Golden Eye award. The Silver Eye went to the film ‘Chalo Netrdaan Kare produced by Suhail Umri and his team of Agra.
Akhil Srivastav, chief organiser of the event told IANS: “This is seventh year in a row Drishti Creative Contest has been organised for the promotion of eye donation. Posters, design and audio jingles entries were also invited on the common theme of promotion of eye donation.”
In poster making, the Golden Eye award was won by M. Arul from Chennai and Silver Eye award went to Harinandanan M from Kerala. In Audio Jingle category Golden Eye award is won by Shefali Chakrvarti of Agra and Silver Eye was went to Saurabh Ahuja of Delhi.
The awards were given in a colourful ceremony held at the auditorium of G. D. Goenka Public School in Agra. Apart from screening of short listed films, award function, main attraction of the event was “Khilona” – A skit on the theme of eye donation was presented by the students of Umri Public school were appreciated by the audience which was present in good attendance.
A talk on problems and perspective of eye donation was also held which was presented by Akhil Srivastava – the core team member of Antardrishti.
During the program Puneet Vashishth, Principal, G D Goenka Public School said: “we are pleased to associate with the program and would like to ensure that we all are with the cause and we wil try our leve best to raise awareness regarding eye donation.”
Producer of “Red” Vignesh Priydarshan travelled from Banglore to receive the award. Harinandanan M and Saurabh Ahuja the award winners in poster and Audio Jingles also came here from Kerla and Delhi respectively.