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 “4th Goa Anti Tobacco Film Festival” on 31st May 2022 at 5 pm at Auditorium 1, Maquinez Palace, ESG.
Those present on the dais were Dr. Geeta Kakodkar, Director, DHS, Dr. Shekhar Salkar, Oncologist, Manipal Hospital, Smt. Ida de Norohna de Ataide, Dean, Goa Dental College and Hospital, Smt. Swetika Sachan, IAS, Chief Executive Officer, Entertainment Society of Goa, Panaji, Goa and Dr. Amita Kenkre, Dentist and Professor, Goa Dental College.
This competition was held in two sections, National Section Ad films and Goan section Ad films.
Entries received i the following:-
National Section: – Ad Films = 9
Goan Section: – Ad Films = 10
The 3 member Jury comprised Dr. Kedar Raikar, NCDC Nodal Officer, Dr Ivy Coutinho, Professor, Department of Prosthodontics, Goa Dental College and Hospital and Shri. Sachin Chatte, Film Critics,who judged all the entries of ad films.
The winners of Ad Film for National Section:
1st Prize Winner of Rs. 100000/- (“Yes I Can”- Satish R. Gaonkar)
2nd Prize Winner of Rs. 50000/- (“Voice of Innocence” – Sunil H. Naik)
3rd Prize Winner of Rs. 30000/- (“ Mukhagni” – Kedar K. Manerikar)
The winners of Ad Film for Goa Section:
1st Prize Winner of Rs. 50000/- (“Yes I Can”- Satish R. Gaonkar)
2nd Prize Winner of Rs. 30000/- (“Carbon Copy” – Siddhi Upadhye)
3rd Prize Winner of Rs. 20000/-(“Inhale” – Runal Kolkankar)
Dr Amita Kenkre Kamat of Goa Dental college welcomed all the Guests and 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 thanked the participants and audience present.
Shri Shekhar Salkar in his speech quoted “Law should be strict to decrease the use of Tobacco. Cinema is a powerful medium through which audience grasp maximum and it has a big Impact and people have become aware of the ill effect of tobacco”.
Dr. Geeta Kakodkar spoke about what the DHS is contributing to prevent the use of tobacco. She also said that 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.
The winners were awarded at the hands of Dr. Geeta Kakodkar, Dr. Shekhar Salkar, Smt. Ida de Norohna de Ataide and Smt. Swetika Sachan IAS.
Award winning films were screened for public.