5ISC Video Album

Scroll down to watch ALL the videos of the 5th Indian Screenwriters Conference, held on August 1,2 & 3 2018 at St. Andrews Auditorium, Bandra West, Mumbai.

DAY 1

5TH INDIAN SCREENWRITERS CONFERENCE – Day 01 Session 01
INAUGURATION Chief Guest: Aamir Khan Keynote Speaker: Vinod Dua

5TH INDIAN SCREENWRITERS CONFERENCE – Day 01 Session 02
WRITERS Vs. PRODUCERS: CAN THEY NEVER BE ALLIES?

5TH INDIAN SCREENWRITERS CONFERENCE – Day 01 Session 03
BLURRED LINES BETWEEN HISTORY, MYTHOLOGY & FANTASY

5TH INDIAN SCREENWRITERS CONFERENCE – Day 01 Session 04
BETWEEN THE HITS

DAY 2

5TH INDIAN SCREENWRITERS CONFERENCE – Day 02 Session 01
DISPUTE SETTLEMENT – DEMYSTIFIED AND EXPLAINED

5TH INDIAN SCREENWRITERS CONFERENCE – Day 02 Session 02
WRITING WITHOUT FEAR – IS A WRITER’S MIND FREE OF FEARS?

5TH INDIAN SCREENWRITERS CONFERENCE – Day 02 Session 03
PAL DO PAL KE SHAAYAR

5TH INDIAN SCREENWRITERS CONFERENCE – Day 02 Session 04
WHERE ARE THE NEW VOICES IN TELEVISION?

DAY 3

5TH INDIAN SCREENWRITERS CONFERENCE – Day 03 Session 01
SOUTHERN WAVES

5TH INDIAN SCREENWRITERS CONFERENCE – Day 03 Session 02
HAS THE DAILY SOAP FORMAT REACHED ITS DEAD END?

5TH INDIAN SCREENWRITERS CONFERENCE – Day 03 Session 03
WEB OF DIGITAL WRITING: FEARLESS OR FRIVOLOUS?

5TH INDIAN SCREENWRITERS CONFERENCE – Day 03 Session 04
SWA AWARDS 2018 & CLOSING CEREMONY

SWA to felicitate finalists of MPA-APSA ‘Launch Your Script’ Program

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To mark the success of our ‘Launch Your Script’ 2018 contest, an outreach program for scriptwriting that was launched by the Screenwriters Association (SWA), India, in collaboration with Motion Picture Academy (MPA) and Asia Pacific Screen Awards (APSA), SWA will host a felicitation ceremony for the LATC Global Film and TV program winner, Anubhav Chopra, and MPA APSA Academy Film Fund finalists, on October 24th 2018, Wednesday, at 6:00 PM, at its office in Andheri West. (Click here for the list of finalists.)

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The chief guests for the event will be actress Swara Bhaskar, known for her roles in films such as Tanu Weds Manu, Ranjhanaa, and the recently released Veere Di Wedding and Saiwyn Quadras, writer of popular flicks such as NeerjaMary Kom and Parmanu – the story of Pokhran;  the program will also be attended by members from the press, MPA, APSA, and SWA, and the team of panelists. The SWA-MPA-APSA Academy Film Fund jury from India consisted of senior APSA members – namely Rajit Kapur, Leena Yadav, Rajan Khosa, Mayank Tewari and Meenakshi Shedde.

The objective of this contest was to open the doors for our members to compete in the MPA APSA Academy Film Fund, 2018, in Brisbane, Australia for the prestigious $25000 script development grant. And the prime reward, of course, was a paid trip to Los Angeles for the Latin American Training Centre (LATC) Global Film & TV Program workshop, in which the winner would be able to spend a week networking and attending workshops and interacting with industry professionals in LA. After receiving an enormous amount of entries and going through multiple rounds of evaluation, SWA finally found the list of twelve finalists whose entries will be sent to compete in the APSA Academy Film Fund. With this, the name of the winner of the LATC Global Film and TV program this year was also announced.

About the MPA APSA Academy Film Fund: The Motion Picture Association (MPA) and Asia Pacific Screen Awards (APSA) annually awards four script development grants of US $25,000 each to APSA Academy members at the awards ceremony held in Brisbane, Australia. APSA is regarded as the highest accolade in film in the region, and these grants provide significant support to enable stories from the Asia Pacific to reach the global stage. Winners of the film fund in the past have included Iranian writer-director Asghar Farhadi (for A Separation, which went on to win an Academy Award®) and Australian writer-director Rolf de Heer (for Mr. Ward’s Incredible Journey). In 2017, SWA member Suman Mukhopadhyay’s Paradise in Flames was one of the four recipients of the MPA APSA Academy Film Fund. This project was submitted with the endorsement of APSA Academy member Rajit Kapur as a creative consultant.

OPEN TO ALL SWA MEMBERS.

STATEMENT OF SOLIDARITY

We have received a formal complaint from our member Ms Vinta Nanda, and we are committed to ensure a fair investigation and to deliverance of justice. We stand in solidarity with all victims of sexual harassment and encourage them to speak up.

As a Trade Union with more than twenty one thousand members, we believe that gender/sexuality based violence or discrimination is against the spirit of Article 21 of the Constitution of India, which espouses the basic Right to Livelihood for all Indian citizens. Thus, SWA upholds a ZERO TOLERANCE policy towards such behavior.

Being a Trade Union, we are governed by labour laws and a constitution. However, within that framework and beyond, SWA’s Internal Committee will offer full support to any member who is facing such harassment / discrimination, irrespective of gender or sexuality.

Our Internal Committee is also working towards the creation of a meaningful policy agenda towards this end. We will also actively pursue effective programs that promote gender equality and gender sensitisation in our industry.

If you are a member of SWA experiencing gender discrimination or sexual harassment at workplace, please reach out to us at ic@swaindia.org . We promise that you will be heard with all sensitivity, and your case will be dealt with swiftly, with complete confidentiality.

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हम आपके साथ हैं!

(स्टेटमेंट ऑफ़ सॉलिडैरिटी)

हमें हमारी सदस्य विन्ता नंदा से एक औपचारिक शिकायत प्राप्त हुई है, और हम न्याय सुनिश्चित करने के लिए मामले की निष्पक्ष जाँच के लिए कटिबद्ध हैं। हम यौन उत्पीड़न (सैक्शुअल हैरासमेंट) के सभी पीड़ितों के साथ एकजुट हैं और उन्हें अपनी आवाज़ उठाने के लिए प्रोत्साहित करते हैं।  

इक्कीस हज़ार से ज़्यादा सदस्यों वाली एक ट्रेड यूनियन होने के नाते, ये हमारा दृढ़ विश्वास है कि यौन/लैंगिक हिंसा या भेदभाव भारतीय संविधान के आर्टिकल 21 की मूल भावना के विरुद्ध है जिसमें सभी नागरिकों के लिए समान रूप से जीवन जीने के अधिकार का प्रावधान है।

एसडबल्यूए इस तरह के व्यवहार के विरुद्ध ‘शून्य सहनशीलता नीति’ (ज़ीरो टोलरेंस पॉलिसी) अपनाने के लिए प्रतिबद्ध है। ट्रेड यूनियन होने नाते, हम श्रमिक क़ानून और हमारी एसोसिएशन के संविधान के अधीन हैं।

तथापि, उपरोक्त आधारभूत ढाँचे और इसके इतर भी, एसडबल्यूए की इंटर्नल कमेटी लैंगिक निरपेक्षता के साथ इस तरह के उत्पीड़न/भेदभाव से पीड़ित सभी सदस्यों को पूरा समर्थन देती है।

हमारी इंटर्नल कमेटी इस मुद्दे पर एक सार्थक पॉलिसी अजेंडा तैयार करने की दिशा में काम कर रही है। हम फ़िल्म इंडस्ट्री में लैंगिक समानता और लैंगिक संवेदीकरण को बढ़ावा देने के लिए प्रभावी कार्यक्रमों की रूपरेखा तैयार कर रहे हैं।

अगर आप एसडबल्यूए सदस्य है और अपने कार्यक्षेत्र में लैंगिक भेदभाव या यौन उत्पीड़न का सामना कर रहे हैं तो कृपया, ic@swaindia.org पर ईमेल भेजकर हमसे सम्पर्क करें। हम विश्वास दिलाते हैं कि हम आपकी समस्या को पूरी संवेदना और गोपनीयता से सुनेंगे और तुरंत प्रभाव से ज़रूरी कार्यवाही करेंगे।

NOTICE: APPOINTMENT OF REGISTRATION OFFICERS

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NOTICE

(ONLY FOR SENIOR-REGULAR MEMBERS OF SWA)

SUBJECT: APPOINTMENT OF REGISTRATION OFFICERS

As resolved by the Executive Committee of SWA, in its meeting dated 03-10-2018, Senior-Regular Members of the Association are invited to volunteer for the position of Registration Officer.

All the applications shall be examined and scrutinised by the Executive Committee.

(For further details, send an email to contact@swaindia.org)

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 सूचना

(सिर्फ़ वरिष्ठ-रैग्यूलर एसडबल्यूए सदस्यों के लिए)
विषय: रजिस्ट्रेशन ऑफ़िसरों की नियुक्ति

एसडबल्यूए की एक्ज़ेक्यूटिव कमेटी द्वारा, 03-10-2018 को हुई ईसी मीटिंग में लिए गए निर्णय के अनुसार, एसोसिएशन के सभी वरिष्ठ-रैग्यूलर सदस्यों को रजिस्ट्रेशन ऑफ़िसर के स्वैच्छिक पद के लिए आमंत्रित किया जाता है।

सभी आवेदनों की छँटनी एक्ज़ेक्यूटिव कमेटी द्वारा की जाएगी।

(अधिक जानकारी के लिए, contact@swaindia.org  पर ईमेल करें।)

MPA-APSA RESULTS: LATC Winner 2018

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After a long and diligent process of evaluation, it is our pleasure to announce the winner of our LATC Global Film and Television Program 2018 (Los Angeles) – Anubhav Chopra for his entry titled “Phurrr“. We heartily congratulate Mr Chopra and thank each one of you for your participation and interest in our initiative.
The 12 entries that were finalised for the MPA APSA Academy Film Fund 2018 will now be sent forward to the Film Fund awards by their respective APSA mentors for consideration. We wish each one of them the best of luck as well.
MPA-APSA-SWA team

SWA Elections 2018 – Results

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The 62nd Annual General Body – Election Meeting of the Screenwriters Association was held on September 30th 2018 (Sunday) at The Celebration Sports Club, Andheri (W), Mumbai.

The following are the results –

OFFICE BEARERS (All elected unopposed)

President: Robin Bhatt

Vice-President: Jyoti Kapoor

Vice President: Rajesh Dubey

General Secretary: Sunil Salgia

Joint Secretary: Atika Chohan

Joint Secretary: Debashish Irengbam

Treasurer: Dhananjay Kumar

 

EXECUTIVE COMMITTEE MEMBERS

Ishita Moitra

Richa Singh Gautam

Manisha Korde

Anjum Rajabali

Abhijeet Deshpande

Vinod Ranganath

Danish Javed

Shailendra Singh Sodhi

Satyam Tripathy

Suman Mukhopadhyay

Sridhar Rangaihn

Bikas Mishra

Sanjay Sharma

Deepak Venkateshan

Ghazala Nargis

Shahab Allahabadi

Manoj Hansraj

Shanti Bhushan

Suhana Bhatia

Sonal Ganatra

Manaswini Lata Ravindra

 

ASSOCIATE MEMBERS OF THE EXECUTIVE COMMITTEE

Ketki Pandit

Jagriti Thakur

Parakh Chouhan

 

Finalists of MPA-APSA Academy Film Fund

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The list of Finalists of the MPA-APSA ‘Launch Your Script’ Program (supported by SWA) is now out. SWA had received an overwhelming response for this outreach program for script development, more than 600 entries to be precise. Out of these, 38 titles were shortlisted (based on One Page Synopsis) in the last week of July 2018, and asked to submit 8 Page Treatments, by September first week. These entries were then evaluated by by SWA’s esteemed panel of APSA members to be submitted to the MPA APSA Academy Film Fund 2018 – namely, Mr Rajit Kapur, Ms Leena Yadav, Mr Rajan Khosa, Mr Mayank Tewari, and Ms Meenakshi Shedde – who were members of our selection committee. 

The following are the Titles of the entries that were evaluated and shortlisted by them with due collaboration from them.

  1. Parakaya (by Islahuddin NS)
  2. Salsa (by Pankaj Nihalani)
  3. Yen Ken Prakaren (by Dinkar Sharma)
  4. Oh Carol (by Gayatri Sapru)
  5. Phurrr (by Anubhav Chopra)
  6. A Bihari in Paris/ Retrospective (by Kartikeya Sharma)
  7. 8 Days with a Militant (by Harshwardhan Patil)
  8. Freedom Flies (by Gaurav Saxena)
  9. Flowers in Autumn (by Omar Iyer)
  10. Beyond Virtual Reality (by Ritvik Kukreja)
  11. Undercurrent (by Christo Tomy)
  12. Typewriter (by Ravi Guria)

These entries will now be forwarded by our respective APSA panelists to compete in the MPA APSA Academy Film Fund 2018 in Brisbane, Australia. We wish them all the best! The results of the LATC winner shall also be announced shortly via mail.

A warm note of thanks from our side to each one of you who participated in this initiative and helped make it such a success. We wish you the best in your creative journey as well with many more landmarks along the way.

Team SWA 

Rest In Peace, Kalpana Lajmi!

Kalpna Lajmi

Veteran writer-director Kalpana Lajmi (4 May 1954 – 23 September 2018) passed away in Mumbai due to kidney failure, an ailment she had been suffering from for some time prior to her death.

Unconventional and uncompromising, Lajmi was a noted film maker who focussed on projects with strong, women-oriented themes.  The subjects of her films were hard hitting, gritty and realistic and she can be rightly hailed as one of the trailblazers of parallel cinema.  She was the niece of Guru Dutt and was also related to Shyam Benegal, with whom she began her film career as assistant costume designer on his movie, ‘Bhumika.’

Kalpana Lajmi worked on a few select projects only during her short film career, most often as director. However, she is also credited with writing the scripts of ‘Ek Pal’, ‘Rudaali’ and ‘Daman’; the latter two went on to be strongly hailed by critics. Under her capable directorial guidance, two actresses went on to win the National Award for ‘Best Actress’; Dimple Kapadia for ‘Rudaali’ and Raveena Tandon for ‘Daman.’ Her last film was ‘Chingaar’ which she wrote, directed and produced.

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Lajmi was said to be close to celebrated Assamese singer, Bhupen Hazarika, who composed the music for all her films. She had stated in an interview to a film magazine that her health started to decline after his death and that writing a memoir on him (Bhupen Hazarika: As I Knew Him) made her relive the trauma, which caused her health to decline even further.

The Screenwriters Association feels saddened by the demise of Kalpana Lajmi and prays for her
soul to rest in peace.
  • Punam Mohandas

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Punam Mohandas is a journalist and author who is also a film buff, accomplished travel writer and an expert on South Asia. She also writes columns on film personalities. She has lived and worked in India, Dubai and Bangkok.

SWA’s 62nd Annual General Body Election Meeting

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The 62nd Annual General Body – Election Meeting of the Screenwriters Association will be held on September 30th 2018 (Sunday) at The Celebration Sports Club, Garden No: 5, Lokhandwala Complex, Andheri (W), Mumbai – 400 053, starting at 10:00 AM.

NOTE: The Annual General Body Meeting and SWA Elections are open for 
Life, Regular and Associate members only.

 All Life, Regular and Associate members can vote via e-Voting (via smartphone and laptop) OR EVM (at the election venue).

e-VOTING

(FOR LIFE, REGULAR and ASSOCIATE MEMBERS ONLY)

  • A member shall first register for thee-Voting option and then cast the vote through a secured link received on his/her registered email ID and registered mobile phone number, on the day of the election.
  • Once a member has registered for e-Voting, s/he shall not be allowed to vote through EVM at the election venue. However, s/he is welcome to attend the AGM!
  • The timings for casting your vote through e-Voting shall be the same as EVM voting at the election venue, i.e. from 01:00 PM to 06:00 PM (on Sep 30th2018).
  • To register for e-Voting, SIGN IN to your SWA online account and find the ‘Register for e-Voting‘ tab in the dashboard. SIGN IN Link: http://swaindia.org/login.php
  • In case you don’t have a SWA online account, you can SIGN UP to create it, by entering your SWA Membership Number and receiving a link on your registered email ID and/or registered mobile phone number. SIGN UP Link: http://swaindia.org/email-reg.php
  • Due to technical reasons, the tab ‘Register for e-Voting’ shall be available only till SEP 29th 2018, 5:00 PM SHARP. In case you’re unable to register for e-Voting by then, you can vote through EVM at the election venue.
(Write to web.admin@swaindia.org OR call at +91 22 2673 3027 /+91 22 2673 3108 / +91 22 6692 2899 and speak with Mr. Sumant Prajapati for technical assistance with e-Voting.)

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स्क्रीनराइटर्स एसोसिएशन की 62वीं एन्युअल जनरल बॉडी इलेक्शन मीटिंग 30 सितम्बर 2018 (रविवार) को सवेरे 10:00 बजे, सेलेब्रेशन स्पोर्ट्स क्लब, गार्डन नंबर: 5, लोखंडवाला कॉम्पलेक्स, अंधेरी (वैस्ट), मुम्बई – 400 053, पर सम्पन्न होगी।

सभी लाइफ़, रैग्यूलर और एसोसिएट मेंबर्स ई-वोटिंग (स्मार्टफ़ोन और लैपटॉप पर) या ईवीएम (चुनाव स्थल पर)  के ज़रिए अपना वोट दे सकते हैं।

ई-वोटिंग

(सिर्फ़ लाइफ़, रैग्यूलर और एसोसिएट मेंबर्स के लिए)

  • इच्छुक सदस्य को पहले ई-वोटिंग सुविधा के लिए रजिस्टर करना होगा, जिसके बाद उन्हें उनके रजिस्टर्ड ईमेल आइडी और रजिस्टर्ड मोबाइल नंबर पर वोट डालने के लिए एक लिंक भेजा जाएगा, जिसके ज़रिए, सदस्य इलेक्शन वाले दिन वोट डाल सकेंगे।
  • एक बार ई-वोटिंग के लिए रजिस्टर कर लेने पर आप चुनाव स्थल पर ईवीएम के ज़रिए वोट नहीं डाल सकेंगे। हालाँकि, एजीएम में आपका स्वागत रहेगा!
  • ई-वोटिंग और ईवीएम वोटिंग का समय एक ही रहेगा, यानी – दोपहर 01:00 बजे से शाम 06:00 बजे तक (30 सितम्बर 2018 को)।
  • वोटिंग के लिए रजिस्टर करने के लिए अपने एसडबल्यूए ऑनलाइन अकाउंट में SIGN IN करें और ‘रजिस्टर फ़ॉर ए-वोटिंग’ के टैब पर क्लिक करें। SIGN IN लिंक: http://swaindia.org/login.php
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  • तकनीकी कारणों के चलते, ‘रजिस्टर फ़ॉर ई-वोटिंग’ का टैब 29 सितम्बर 2018 (शनिवार), शाम 5:00 बजे तक ही सक्रिय रहेगा। यदि आप किन्हीं कारणवश ई-वोटिंग के लिए रजिस्टर नहीं कर पाते हैं तो आप चुनाव स्थल पर ईवीएम के ज़रिए वोट डाल सकेंगे।
(ई-वोटिंग के लिए तकनीकी सहायता के लिए web.admin@swaindia.org पर ईमेल भेंजे या श्री सुमन्त प्रजापति को कॉल करें: +91 22 2673 3027 /+91 22 2673 3108 / +91 22 6692 2899)

पांचवीं इंडियन स्क्रीनराइटर्स कॉन्फ़्रेंस (5ISC) ने खींचा प्रैस और मीडिया का ध्यान!

Writers vs Producers -1

पांचवीं इंडियन स्क्रीनराइटर्स कॉन्फ़्रेंस 1,2 और 3 अगस्त 2018 को सैंट एंड्रयूज़ ऑडिटोरियम, बांद्रा वैस्ट, मुम्बई, में सम्पन्न हुई। इस राष्ट्रीय स्तर के भव्य सम्मेलन का विषय रहा – ‘जहाँ चित्त हो निर्भय – भारतीय स्क्रीनराइटर्स की मौजूदा चुनौतियाँ’।

इसमें ना सिर्फ़ लगभग 1000 स्क्रीनराइटर्स, गीतकार, फ़िल्म-टीवी और डिजिटल माध्यम से जुड़ी मनोरंजन जगत की पेशेवर हस्तियों और प्रतिभागियों ने अपनी उपस्थिति दर्ज करवायी, बल्कि प्रैस और मीडिया ने भी इस समारोह की ख़ूब चर्चा की।

प्रस्तुत है, 5ISC के प्रैस और मीडिया कवरेज की एक ख़ास रिपोर्ट।

5ISC की चुनिंदा तस्वीरों के लिए यहाँ क्लिक करें।

5ISC की प्रेस कवरेज की तस्वीरें देखने के लिए यहाँ क्लिक करें।

5ISC की प्रैस कवरेज

24 जुलाई से 31st जुलाई 2018 तक:
प्रिंट कवरेज
  • Mumbai Mirror: Mumbai Edition, Page 26
  • Ahmedabad Mirror: Ahmedabad Edition, Page 21
  • Midday: Mumbai Edition, Page 04
  • Dainik Tribune: Chandigarh Edition, Page no 09
  • Punjab Tribune: Chandigarh Edition, Page no  09
  • Rashtriya Sahara – Delhi Edition, Page no 16
  • Rashtriya Sahara – Gurugam Edition, Page no 16
  • Yeshobhumi – Mumbai Edition, Page no 01
  • Ajit – Chandigarh Edition, Page no 14
ऑनलाइन कवरेज

अन्य लिंक:

5ISC के पहले दिन की कवरेज (1 अगस्त 2018):

प्रिंट कवरेज

  • Afternoon Despatch & Courier: Mumbai Edition, Page No 15
  • Afternoon Despatch & Courier: Mumbai Edition, Page No 15
  • Ahmedabad Mirror: Ahmedabad Edition, Page 02
  • The Asian Age: Mumbai Edition, Page 22
  • The Asian Age: Mumbai Edition, Page 03
  • Deccan Chronicle: Chennai Edition, Page 19
  • DNA: Mumbai Edition, Page 03
  • DNA: Delhi Edition, Page 03
  • DNA: Ahmedabad Edition, Page No 12
  • DNA: Delhi Edition, Page 01
  • Free Press Journal: Mumbai Edition, Page No 1 & 20
  • Gujarat Samachar: Ahmedabad Edition, Page No 04
  • Hindustan Times: Mumbai Edition, Page No 06
  • Midday: Mumbai Edition, Page 04
  • Midday (Gujarati): Mumbai Edition, Page No 01
  • Millennium Post: Kolkata Edition, Page No 16
  • Mumbai Mirror: Mumbai Edition, Page No 02
  • Navbharat Times: Mumbai Edition, Page No 08
  • Navgujarat Samay: Ahmedabad Edition, Page No 01
  • Sakaal: Mumbai edition, Page No 03
  • Sanmarg: Kolkata Edition, Pafe No 02
  • The Hindu: Mumbai Edition, Page 03
  • Telegraph: Kolkata Edition, Page 16

ऑनलाइन कवरेज

अन्य लिंक:

वीडियो कवरेज

5ISC के दूसरे दिन की कवरेज (2 अगस्त 2018):

ऑनलाइन कवरेज

5ISC के तीसरे दिन का कवरेज (3 अगस्त 2018):

प्रिंट कवरेज:

  • Hindustan Times: Mumbai Edition, Page no 04
  • The Pioneer: Chandigarh Edition, Page No 13
  • The Pioneer: Delhi Edition, Page No 13

ऑनलाइन कवरेज:

अन्य लिंक: 

वीडियो कवरेज

 

– टीम एसडबल्यूए