The National Dawn
By Preet Desai
Surat, October 2, 2020
A short film produced by Jeet Foundation standouts among the many events held in the city to celebrate the life and times of the Father of the Nation, M K Gandhi, on the occasion of Gandhi Jayanti.
The two and a half minute film features four-year-old Dhiyash Dhudwala. The film revolves around how fascinated and curious the young child is to learn about the life and works of Mahatma Gandhi.
The child learns a lot about Gandhi’s work through a book that features the apostle of non-violence. His mother narrates to him Gandhi’s Satyagrah Movement and other stories of India’s freedom struggle.
The film begins with seven famous personalities of Surat highlighting the motto and slogans of Gandhi with Radio Jockey Shreya beautiful voice narrating Gandhi’s life story in the background.
The main aim of this movie is to impart the message that simply watching or narrating Gandhi’s story is not enough. Indeed, what is far more important is to put Mahatma Gandhi’s messages of peace and non-violence in practice in our daily lives. The film ends with the child aspiring to live a life similar to Gandhi.
Prakash S Dey has directed the Jeet Foundation platform-premiered film. The film features RJ Shreya‘s voice. Guests include,Vanitaa Rawat, Ankita Valand, the owner of Pratibha Group of Industries, Pratibha Agrawal and Nikunj Mehta.
“We used the medium of films to spread Gandhi’s message of peace and non-violence because films reach out to a larger audience rather than still photographs. Film is of historical genre that intrigues viewers regardless of their age,” says Prakash Dey.
Through the short film, The Jeet Foundation sends out a lucid message to teach children to be good human beings and lead an ethical life and do hard work.