Anti-Drug Awareness Documentary Competition and Children’s Comics Release Ceremony by Chennai Metropolitan Police!!
Drug addiction has become a major problem in our society today. Chennai Metropolitan Police organized a short film competition exclusively for students to create drug awareness in the society. The competition was coordinated by film director Vignesh Sivan. From over 300 short films submitted by students, four films were selected and presented with an award and prize. Also published comics for children. Tamil Nadu Youth Welfare and Sports Development Minister Udhayanidhi Stalin attended the function and distributed prizes to the students. Chennai Municipal Police Commissioner Shankar Jiwal, Additional Commissioner Anbu, Joint Commissioner of Police Ramya Bharti and Mr Pawankumar Reddy IPS were also present.
Chennai Metropolitan Police Commissioner Shankar Jiwal said..
Drug addiction is a major problem in our society. Spreads easily to students. Drug awareness is generally very low among the general public and students. In order to create awareness about this, the police is doing many tasks. It is a pleasure to see that this short film competition went well. Youth Welfare and Sports Development Minister Udayanidhi Stalin is happy to attend the function. My special thanks to him. Students should take drug awareness to everyone.
Director Vignesh Sivan said…
I also aspired to be a policeman when I was young but life took a different path for me but it’s great to have policemen in my close circle of friends. When I said that I want to create an awareness about drugs, I said that I can make a short film like this with Ramya madam. The commissioner was also interested and encouraged to do well. In that way more than 300 people sent their works for this short film competition. We have selected 3 images sent exclusively for drug awareness and are happy to reward them.
Tamil Nadu Youth Welfare and Sports Development Minister Udayanidhi Stalin said..
The anti-drug short film competition and comics launch event is going very well. Thanks to police friends and Chennai Metropolitan Police Commissioner Shankar Jiwal, Additional Commissioner Anbu, Joint Commissioner of Police Ramya Bharti and Pawankumar Reddy IPS for running it so brilliantly. Mainly thanks to my film director friend Vignesh Sivan for choosing these films. I have attended a lot of screenings at Satyam theater but lately I don’t attend any screenings but this is an anti-drugs short film competition so I immediately agreed. My compliments to the police for this excellent anti-narcotics effort. Vignesh Sivan is the one who organized and directed the chess olympiad that the world saw last year. Kudos to Naam Rowdy who is coordinating this event here. A lot of false news is spread very easily through WhatsApp these days. Here on this platform I request students to share any message knowing its truth. These short films convey good news to people. Thanks to all the students who made it. I request the police to conduct more programs like this, thank you.
Joint Commissioner of Police Ramya Bharti said…
Virtue always brings pleasure vice always brings suffering. Thanks to Youth Welfare and Sports Development Minister Udhayanidhi Stalin for participating in Drug Awareness Documentary Competition and Children’s Comic Launch in continuation of the various anti-drug campaigns conducted by the police. Heartfelt thanks to Chennai Metropolitan Police Commissioner Shankar Jiwal, Additional Commissioner Anbu and all senior police officers who have always encouraged the anti-drug campaign. Thanks to Deputy Commissioner Mr. Pawankumar Reddy IPS and police friends who worked with me to make this event effective. Thanks to director Vignesh Sivan for helping to organize this short film competition. Film is very powerful so don’t use drugs in your works in the future. Let’s accept the promise of our Hon’ble Chief Minister that I don’t want drugs, we don’t want them and nobody wants them. Thanks to everyone.
Prize Winners Details:
First Prize – Egwa – – Director – Pragdeeth
2nd Prize – Love – Director Krishang Palanarayanan
3rd Prize – Intoxication of Love – Director
3rd Prize – Police – Director Manoj Kannan