Dimapur, Jan 28: Observing the annual Don Bosco Youth Film Festival of India (DBYFFI) at Salesian College of Higher Education on Sunday, Fr. Dr. Joseph Cherian, Principal of Bosco B.Ed College, said: “Each movie depicts the sad reality of life. We don’t realize what we lack until we see someone who is deprived of basic necessities of life. What we see will be a wakeup call for us to do something for the upliftment of our society.”
Earlier, Fr. Dr. Policarp Xalxo, Principal of SCHE, invoked God’s blessing. Welcoming all, he said that Boscom South Asia has taken an initiative to create awareness on the ‘Spirit of Youth and Nation Building’ through short films. All the movies reflect our life, struggles, sorrows and pains. He also highlighted that the DBYFFI is celebrated in 19 states at 82 venues on 28 and 29 Jan 2017.
Twenty-four short films with 3 to 30 minutes dealt with the issues of youth’s role in Nation Building. The participants were made to reflect on the films by posing few reflective questions after every video clip. DBYFFI through these films aims to inspire the young with hope, enthusiasm and determination to be agents of change, thus become good citizens and God-fearing individuals as St. John Bosco dreamed for all the youngsters.
The programme ended with the vote of thanks by Fr. Anthony Christudoss, Youth Director of SCHE. Present for the occasion consisted of SCHE students and its Youth Centres students. This film festival was one of the ways to prepare for the feast of Don Bosco on January 31st.