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Winners of Short Film Contest on Patriotism Announced

New Delhi:21/8/20:As part of Independence Day celebrations 2020, the Ministry of Information and Broadcasting along with National Film Development Corporation (NFDC) had organized an Online Short Film Contest to create a patriotic mood surrounding this year’s Independence Day.

The contest went live on 14th July 2020 on the MyGov portal and ended on 7th August 2020. The contest was hosted on the www.MyGov.in website for receiving the entries.

The theme for the entries revolved around patriotism, equating it to Atmanirbharta (self-reliance) as the new mantra of progress for the nation. The Ministry today declares the winners of this contest.

Union Minister for Information and Broadcasting Shri Prakash Javadekar, in a tweet, congratulated the winners of the contest and thanked all the participants for their contribution and making the short film contest a roaring success.

The winners of the contest are as below.


Sl. No. Name Short Film Title Prize
1 Abhijit Paul Am I? 1st Prize
2 Debojo Sanjiv Ab India Banega Bharat 2nd Prize
3 Yuvraj Gokul 10 Rupees 3rd Prize
4 Shiva C Biradar Respect (Samman) Special Mention
5 Sameera Prabhu  बीज आत्मनिर्भरतेचे
(The Seed of Self-sufficiency)
Special Mention
6 Puru Priyam Made In India Special Mention
7 Sivaraj Mind (Y)our Business Special Mention
8 Madhya Pradesh Madhyam Hum Kar Sakte Hain Special Mention
9 Pramod R Kaanada Kaigalu Special Mention
10 Ram Kishore Soldier Special Mention
11 Rajesha B Athma Vandan for Nation Special Mention


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