Thursday, February 10, 2011

‘Chamki’ still busy at the awards circuit; collects another well-deserved prize.

After winning the 1st Prize at the Arena Best & Brightest Awards-09, Mumbai and the 3rd Prize at the International Film Festival-09 at Nagpur , Chamki, the 2D Animation short film crafted by Dilsukhnagar Arena students made another dash for awards and collected the 2nd Prize at the UNICEF-Awaaz Do Contest.

The Awaaz Do Contest launched by UNICEF, with the support of the Government of India aims to mobilize Indian society to speak up for the more than eight million children currently out of school in the country. The initiative is a ripe platform to reach the excluded and marginalized groups such as child labourers, children with special needs or those who suffer from social, economical, gender or other disadvantages. The passing of the Right of Children to Free and Compulsory Education (RTE) Act 2009 marks a historic moment for the children of India . Millions of children, both girls and boys, will benefit from the RTE Act ensuring quality education with equity.


UNICEF is on the ground in over 150 countries and territories to help children survive and thrive, from early childhood through adolescence. The world’s largest provider of vaccines for developing countries, UNICEF supports child health and nutrition, good water and sanitation, quality basic education for all boys and girls, and the protection of children from violence, exploitation, and AIDS. UNICEF is funded entirely by the voluntary contributions of individuals, businesses, foundations and governments.