AP Govt takes up anti-liquor campaign, calls for Short film contest

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AP Minister Perni Nani and Deputy CM Narayana Swamy and others are seen releasing a post on Short Film contest for anti-liquor campaign

Andhra Pradesh Government has announced a Short Film Contest to propagate the ill effects of Liquor Consumtion.

Announcing this here after the cabinet meeting in Vijayawada on Wednesday, Deputy Chief Minister K Narayana Swamy has called for the entries from those interested filmmakers to produce 5-10 minutes-long short films on the ill-effects of alcohol addiction. Swamy said that contest is being organised by the Andhra Pradesh Madya Vimochana Prachara Committee (AP Liquor Prohibition Awareness Committee) which is sprearheading the movement besides announcing prizes for the winners.

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According to him, a total of 18 prizes will be given away under 3 categories including 5 each for the First, Second and Third categories. Another 3 prizes will be awarded to the Best Writer, Best Actor and Best Director. A cash prize of Rs10,000, Rs7500 and Rs5000 will also be given each for the First, Second and Third category, respectively.

Last date for submission of the films is September 25 and the winners will be announced on September 28. The prizes will be distributed on October 2, 2020 commemorating the Mahatma Gandhi Jayanthi celebrations, said the Minister.

A poster to this effect was also released by the Deputy CM along with Minister for Information and Public Relations Perni Venkataramaiah (Nani) on the occasion.

Though the central theme of the films remain as the potential dangers or ill-effects of alcohol addiction, it can also focus on how Jagan Mohan Reddy government moving towards total prohibition in the state in a phased manner besides initiaing several measures like removal of belt shops, cancellation of permit rooms, bringing down the number of liquor shops in the State, reducing the timings for the functioning of liquor shops and increasing the price were aimed at moving towards total prohibition.

The entries could be sent to apmvpc.gov.in@gmail.com and enquiries for more details could be made by calling phone numbers 8790005577 or 9381243599.

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