Film competition for diaspora to connect with their Indian roots

Film competition for diaspora to connect with their Indian roots

The Indian Council for Cultural Relations (ICCR) in collaboration with #Routes2Roots is organising an 𝐈𝐧𝐭𝐞𝐫𝐧𝐚𝐭𝐢𝐨𝐧𝐚𝐥 𝐅𝐢𝐥𝐦/𝐕𝐢𝐝𝐞𝐨 𝐌𝐚𝐤𝐢𝐧𝐠 𝐂𝐨𝐦𝐩𝐞𝐭𝐢𝐭𝐢𝐨𝐧 𝟐𝟎𝟐𝟐 for the Indian diaspora based in countries around the world and alumni studying abroad.

Participants need to make a video of three-minute duration and the deadline to submit is July 25.

Routes 2 Roots, a non-profit NGO engaged in cultural exchange programs in India and abroad since 2004 has done pioneering work in peace building through the medium of cultural exchange.

With culture as the backdrop and a belief that an understanding of each other’s cultures breeds tolerance and eventually mutual respect and peace, the organisation has done path-breaking work at a global level. From cultural exchange programs between different countries to promoting people to people contact through culture between conflicting regions, the NGO’s work has had a massive impact across the world.

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Routes 2 Roots has to its credit numerous projects and events hosted across the country and China, Russia, South Africa, UK, Sri Lanka and Pakistan among others. Routes 2 Roots also undertakes the world’s largest oral histories “Exchange for Change” program, which is a year-long activity culminating in select children visiting each other’s countries. This program has been successfully operational since 2010 connecting 31 schools and over 20,000 children from nine cities.

Their many projects also include an eight-hour anthology of the Vedas recited by priests of Varanasi and South India distributed in DVDs featuring sub-titles in ten global languages.

Routes 2 Roots now runs the world’s largest cultural education program for students in India and overseas. With over 2 crore children being impacted by Virsa – its program of Digital Learning of Performing Arts, the NGO brings together the finest exponents of Indian culture to provide cultural awareness and education for students.

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