Movie Screening at Telliwala : NSS Pragati
Moulding a child’s mind through ways that interest him, in order to motivate him to work for the society can be served. With this principle as the backbone, NSS, Pragati Cell conducted a movie screening at New Sophia School in the Telliwala village on the 2nd October, 2013. This is the same school where the cell performs its activities.
The movie, ‘I am Kalam’ was screened before a receptive audience consisting of about a hundred students and some of their teachers. The numbers met easily, if they did not exceed the expectation of the organizers. The movie that was screened focuses on the story of an underprivileged boy who gets inspired to achieve greatness in life while watching Dr. A.P.J. Abdul Kalam, the former President of India, being interviewed on television. The rest of the movie narrates an inspiring tale of how he approaches his achievement. The day for the screening was well chosen because Gandhi Jayanti created a nationalistic atmosphere which added gravity to the message behind the movie.
The students felt inspired by the way of living of the Father of Our Nation as well as the Missile man of the country. Their involvement could be easily seen by the cheering that took place during the screening. Once the movie was over, the students enquiringly put up questions relating to Gandhiji, his ideology and its relevance in the today’s world. It was astounding to watch such young minds put up some really thought provoking questions. Sweets were distributed amongst the students who took part in the discussion to further increase their inquisition.
The event came to an end with all the participants felling motivated towards self-achievement and service to the society. Hence, the movie screening served its purpose of creating the will to achieve amongst the children which is essential for the development of the nation!