Saturday, 7 Dec 2019 | 10 Rabi Al Thani 1441
Indian Embassy hosts discussion on parenthood and drug abuse

Indian Embassy hosts discussion on parenthood and drug abuse

Produced by Bhavalaya, a international platform for promotion of Art and Culture, the ten-minute quick film revolves about an executioner and his partnership with his daughter who is addicted to drugs.

Dr J Retnakumar, founder and chairman, Bhavalaya mentioned, “We believe that art is for the sake of life. We promote every form of art including music, literature, painting, dance, drama and cinema, in an effort to bridge differences between culture and community.”

He added that The Judgment Day
covers a number of modern social problems such as neglected childhood, media ethics and drug abuse.

Qassim al Suleimy, chairman, Oman Film Society, was the chief guest and the guests of honour had been Rakesh Adlakha, chargé d’affaires, Indian Embassy, and Dr Yasmeen al Bulushi, dean, Muscat College.

The Judgment Day
draws its inspiration from Greek plays and tragic characters, and attributes Dr J Retnakumar, Remya Denzil, Lovel, Shaikh Rafiq, Naila Aleem, Azra Aleem and Sharathdas. Suleimy mentioned, “Films are a tool to tell stories in an educative and entertaining way.”

The screening was followed by a panel discussion on problems like parenthood and media ethics. The panel comprised Hatim al Abdissalaam (Islamic scholar), Dr Sridevi Thashnath (principal of Indian School Darsait), Kabeer Yousuf (senior journalist), Runita Sahay (academician and artist) and Rashmi Sahay (participant Mrs Asia Pacific).

The discussion was moderated by Antara Bose (actor and blogger).

Information Source: Muscat Daily

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