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‘Serengsia 1837’ by Jamshedpur filmmaker Pragya Singh bags first prize at IIMCFF 2022

Karim City Mass Com students elated over their feat

Mail News Service

Jamshedpur, May 7: ‘Serengsia 1837, Lost In The Valley’, a documentary film directed by Jamshedpur-based young filmmaker Pragya Singh, has won the first prize in the Short Film Making Competition at the Indian Institute of Mass Communication Film Festival (IIMCFF) 2022 held in New Delhi.

The film is based on the Serengsia Valley revolt against the British rule. It has been produced under the banner of VPRA Entertainment by the Mass Communication students of Karim City College, Jamshedpur. Earlier, this film had won Special Jury Award at Chitra Bharati National Film Festival, Bhopal.

The team of Serengsia 1837 was given the Award and Letter of Appreciation by the Additional Secretary of the Ministry of Information and Broadcast, Neerja Shekhar.

According to Pragya, “Our entire team is feeling enthused and deeply motivated. This Award would motivate many other young filmmakers to make films based on Jharkhand’s history and heritage.”

Dr Neha Tiwary, Head of Mass Communication Department of Karim City, expressed joy over the feat of her students. She and the college principal Dr Mohammad Riyaz congratulated the students on their achievement.

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