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Jamshedpur, Oct 4 : Roshni Jamshedpur on Saturday organized Film Making and Nukkad Natak for school children to help promote awareness on Eye donations and Cornea Transplant.

Involvement of school children was done to sensitize the young generation towards the need of having a proactive role in promoting consciousness towards eye donation in the community. 

In the morning Nukkad Natak by students of Class IX to XII was staged at Sakchi Roundabout where students from twelve schools actively participated. Each Nukkad Natak had a group of 8 – 10 students performing from Rajendra Vidyalaya, Dayanand Public School (DPS), Kerela Public School (KPS), Kadma,  ADL Sunshine School, Loyola School, Motilal Nehru Public School, Kerala Public School, Burmamines, Church School, Kasidih High School, AIWC Academy of Excellence, Jamshedpur Public School AIWC, Kerala Public School, Gamharia. 

The two member judges panel of Katy Gaba and A. Leelawati had difficult times finalizing the result as all excelled very well and communicated the message on eye donation very clearly. 

Another important event was making of short documentary of maximum of five minutes on Eye Donation in which ten schools took entry and made film ranging from three minutes to five minutes. These films will be used by Roshni in their different awareness sessions. 

In the Film Making contest Dayanand Public School won the first prize, Kerala Public School- Gamharia & Rajendra Vidyalaya was declared joint runners-up while ADLS Sunshine School came third.                                                 
In the Nukkad Natak contest first prize went to Kerala Public School-Gamharia followed by Dayanand Public School and Kerala Public School, Burmamines.

Chief Guest Alok Kumar, Sub Divisional Officer, Dhalbhum was moved by the involvement of younger generation which has led to many new ideas and also praised the students for devoting their time for the social cause.

He urged the people to come forward to donate their eyes as after the death it is useless for the deceased and their family but will help restore sight of many unfortunates. He was all praise for the Roshni team for their volunteerism towards a great cause. 

I D Trivedi, Administrator, Jamshedpur Eye hospital who graced the occasion as the guest of honour assured his and his team of Jamshedpur Eye Hospital full support to the cause. 

Ashu Tiwary, Joint Secretary who coordinated the whole programme welcomed the guest and gave details of the participation and purpose behind. Parminder Singh, Vice President gave inputs on Roshni activities. 

Rajnish Kumar, Honorary Secretary also shared the societal difficulties in taking forward the issue. Tarulata Gandhi President later proposed vote of thanks. Sita Joshi, Rakesh Patel, Aruna Taneja, Parvinder Singh Kapoor from Roshni also attended the meet and coordinated their responsibilities.   

Prizes were given away by the Chief Guest Alok Kumar and Guest of Honour I D Trivedi jointly to all the winners and participants. 

Since its establishment in 1994 Roshni has received eye donation from 113 persons benefiting 166 corneally blind persons who are now able to see the beautiful world.

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