Murga wins first prize at Swachh Bharat Short Film Festival:
Young filmmaker Katyayan Shivpuri, from Maharashtra, won the first prize at the Swachh Bharat Short Film Festival for his work “Murga”.
Minister of Information and Broadcasting, M Venkaiah Naidu awarded Katyayan with a certificate and a cash prize of Rs 10 lakhs.
The short film promoting the idea of clean India had “Murga” as the metaphor depicting the victims that citizens have made of themselves and of the children by not keeping the surroundings clean.
The second prize was shared by filmmakers Sudanshu Sharma, KVK Kumar and Akshay Danavale for their films “Nahna Doot,” “Chembuku Moodindi” (The Dying Vessel) and “Sarkarmi Rati Wadho!” respectively. The third prize was awarded to six entries.
Congratulating the winners, Naidu said, “The Swachh Bharat Short Film Festival is aimed at generating awareness, and motivating participants and citizens towards the Swachh Bharat Mission through the most interactive medium of cinema.”