The Entertainment Society of Goa in association with the Department of Public Health Dentistry, Goa Dental College and Hospital commemorated ‘THE WORLD NO TOBACCO DAY’ by organizing “The 3rd Goa Anti Tobacco Film Festival 2019” on 31st May 2019 at 5.30 pm at Auditorium 1, Maquinez Palace, Entertainment of Society of Goa, Panaji-Goa.
This competition was held in two sections, Goa section and National Section. The theme for this year was “Tobacco and Lung Health”.
We had received the following entries:-
Goa Section: – Ad Films = 12 and National Section: – Ad Films = 7
We had 5 members Jury Dr. Nandini Kamat, Dr. Shekhar Salkar, Dr. Varsha Kamat, Shri. Sangramsinh Gaikwad, Shri. Sachin Chatte who judged all the entries of ad films.
The winners of Ad Film for Goa Section:
1st Prize Winner of Rs. 50000/- — “Dhuvarr” by Amol Prabhugaonkar
2nd Prize Winner of Rs. 30000/- — “Nishkriya Dhumrapan” by Mayur G. Kambli
3rd Prize Winner of Rs. 20000/- — “Stop Now” by Brijesh Kakodkar
The winners of Ad Film for National Section:
1st Prize Winner of Rs. 100000/- — “Silent Killer” by Sunil H. Naik
2nd Prize Winner of Rs. 50000/- — “Why?” by Miransha Naik
Shri. Rajendra Talak, Vice Chairman, ESG, welcomed the Guests and mentioned the good response the festival is gaining year by year. The aim of the festival is to spread the right message of the ill use of tobacco in the society. He also thanked the sponcers and Department of Public Health Dentistry, Goa Dental College and Hospital.
The winners were awarded at the hands of the Chief Guest Shri. Daulat Hawaldar, Secretary Finance, Shri Rajendra Talak, Vice Chairman, ESG, and Smt. Ida de Norohna de Ataide, Dean Goa Dental College and Hospital, Shri Ameya Abhyankar, CEO, ESG and Dr. Amita Kenkre Kamat.
Dr. Amita Kenkre Kamat of Dental college gave the vote of thanks also briefed the purpose of this festival, said the aim of the Anti Tobacco Film Festival was to spread the message of harmful or ill effects of tobacco use and also to decrease the occurrence of Oral Cancer in Goa. She also said to make every day a Tobacco free day. She thanked the Chief Guest, Guest of Honour, Entertsainment Society of Goa, Department of Public Health Dentistry, Goa Dental College and Hospital, Jury Members, Sponcers, Participants and audience present.
The award winning ad films were screened after the prize distribution ceremony. These films will be used for promotions of ad campaigns of Anti Tobacco in cinema theatres across Goa, TV channels, schools, colleges and other government department programs.