Jamia to organise book, film festival

Jamia Millia Islamia University will organise a ‘read a book and pass it on’ initiative and a festival of Malayalam films on Thursday  in collaboration with its two outreach programmes.

“The varsity will set up up a stall of  old and unused books as part of the ‘read and pass it on initiative’ on the campus. This initiative is in collaboration with the Zakir Hussain Library,” said an official.

Students, teachers and other university members interested in any of the books on display can pick them for free, the official added.

“The idea is to read and pass it on for free. Books  range  widely from English fiction, non-fiction to science, mathematics, social sciences. Such initiatives should take place more,” said a Jamia student.

According to the official, the book donation drive is part of the community development initiatives which are organised on the campus frequently.

The two-day festival of Malayalam films will show documentaries, short films and feature films. Jamia is organising it in collaboration with ‘SMRITI’, a cultural association of students from Kerala in the university.

“The vision behind this film festival is to acquaint the student community with the art and cinema coming out of Kerala. In the past too the outreach programmes have organised Malayalam film festivals on campus,” the official said.

Range of movies

Feature films like Melvilasam, Papilio Buddah, Bombay March 12, documentaries such as Music, Caste, Stereo, Sabitha, and short films like Revolve, Native Bappa and Yellow Glass will be screened.

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