PVR turns silver screen into blackboard

PVR turns silver screen into blackboard

Suchetana Ray
CNN-IBN
 Sunday , August 27, 2006 at 12:37

LEARNING IS FUN: Childscape has plans of mixing entertainment and education for destitute children.

LEARNING IS FUN: Childscape has plans of mixing entertainment and education for destitute children.

 

New Delhi: PVR Cinemas gave Delhi’s street children a little surprise with Childscape – their new initiative for educating the underprivileged children.

It was a rare day out for a few street children in the Capital. A play with a social message and a children’s film was screened for them.

After the show, the children were excited and looked forward to more such events.

"We need to see more of these films. I really enjoyed it," said one child.

"Through these films messages like tobacco is injurious to health and other important messages can be spread," said another child.

PVR Cinemas recently launched their Childscape initiative, which has ambitious plans of mixing entertainment and education for destitute children.

"We’ve just started, of course entertainment is something that we do. We’ll be showing them movies but that’s a very small part of the initiative. The main thing is going to be social, cultural, educational support," said CMD of PVR Ltd, Ajay Bijli.

"These initiatives are taken not just as a lecture series but there are activities also involved in it. this would give children a much better vision than they have at the moment," said Delhi Chief Minister, Shiela Dkshit.

Replacing the blackboard with the silver screen even for a little while seemed to keep the spirits high, as each one of them screamed the names of their favourite film stars.

Initiative like this shows that learning can also be fun too.

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