Winner Announcement of the National Short Films Competition on ODF Plus Swachhata Filmon ka Amrit Mahotsav
Winner Announcement of the National Short Films Competition on ODF Plus ‘Swachhata Filmon ka Amrit Mahotsav ’ organized by DDWS, MoJalShakti, GoI
Department of Drinking Water and Sanitation (DDWS) under Phase 2 of SBMG organizedthe National Level Short Films Competition ‘SwachhataFilmon ka Amrit Mahotsava’ as part of the ongoing Azadi Ka Amrit Mahotsav (AKAM) celebrations on 16thApril 2021 for promoting mass awareness on ODF Plus components aiming at accelerating the momentum for achieving ODF Plus goals. The competition concluded on 31stAugust 2021 and received tremendous response with around 4340 entries submitted from across the country.The short films were made in two categories: (1) Thematic Category i.e. based on six components under ODF Plus(Bio-degradable waste management, Plastic Waste Management, Greywater management, Gobardhan, Faecal Sludge management and Behaviour Change);and (2) Geographic Category i.e. focused on a geographic terrain.
The objective of the campaign aimedat taking forward the extraordinary milestone of ODF India achieved in Phase 1 of SBMG and sustaining the significant gains made in access to safe sanitation, embarking on comprehensive cleanliness or ODF Plus in villages.Amidst the Covid 19 pandemic backdrop, the film competition campaign was a very effective IEC tool for mobilizing the rural community on ODF Plus awareness by participation and influencing positive behaviour change overall. At a DDWS event organized on 18th November, 2021; Hon’ble Union Minister for Jal Shakti, Shri Gajendra Singh Shekhawatfelicitated two winners ofNationalShort Films competition on ODF Plus/SwachhataFilmon ka Amrit Mahotsav.
First Prize Winner – Shri Somnath Bag
State – West Bengal
Prize amount – INR 2,00,000
Post ID -39349934
Second Prize Winner – Shri LumlangWarjri
State – Meghalaya
Prize amount – INR 1,20,000
Post ID –39785654