Kallola 2018AAINA in collaboration with UNICEF organized Kallola awards event 2018 which was held on the 20th November 2018 at Hotel Hindustan International. The theme for this year Kallola was Water & children: Safe water every child’s right. There were 53 films received this year for the contest and 11 films got shortlisted for screening. 20th Nov being the World Children’s Day with a theme #GoBlue this year added value to the event.
Chief Guest of the evening was Mr. Satyabrata Tripathy (Kuna Tripathy) eminent film actor & Chairman of Odisha Film Development Corporation (OFDC); Mr. DillipTirkey, Chairman, Odisha Tourism Development Corporation (OTDC),former RajyaSabha MP and former captain of the Indian hockey team was invited as Esteemed Guest;Guest of Honor was Ms.Dutee Chand, Indian professional sprinter and current national champion presented the awards to the winners. Also present were Mr. Anant Mahapatra noted film and theatre personality and Chair Jury Kallola, Mr Sourav Bhattacharjee, Officer in Charge, UNICEF Odisha, Mr Shyama Prasad Mishra, Channel Head, Alankar TV and Ms Sneha Mishra, Secretary, Aaina. The guests expressed their happiness and appreciated the initiative that is being taken to aware public through short films based on child rights. Five film makers were awarded with 1st, 2nd,3rd , Jury choice and children choice award.