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Video crowdsourced by Mohali student bags first prize in 'Clean Air Punjab Competition'

Mohali, March 22

Akshyae Singh, who crowdsourced a video from his family and friends in Mohali about Punjab’s air air pollution, has bagged the primary prize in Clear Air Punjab Competitors held just lately. 

The second and third prizes have been bagged by college students from Amritsar and Kharar, respectively. 

In a singular initiative to empower residents, particularly the coed neighborhood to make use of their smartphones to relate highly effective tales that speak in regards to the rising air air pollution and its impression on well being in Punjab, Let Me Breathe (let me breathe.in), a neighborhood platform documenting and sharing tales on setting and sustainability, just lately carried out Clear Air Punjab storytelling workshop.

As a part of this workshop, Clear Air Punjab invited submissions in three classes, together with decoding the sources of air pollution, folks’s air pollution tales and ‘pind di clear air’ innovation. The competitors drew plenty of curiosity amongst college and school college students who used progressive methods to inform their tales visually. The competitors additionally noticed participation from younger startup founders, local weather activists in addition to different involved residents.

The primary prize for the competitors was bagged by 18-year-old Akshyae Singh. His video had an awesome visual-fiction begin, lined the most recent information factors and included 10+ interview bytes from numerous residents, together with moms, senior residents, farmers, college students, docs, vacationers and extra. The video highlights a number of points corresponding to sources of air pollution like industrialisation and well being results on youngsters.

Anvi Sadana from Amritsar, a Class eighth scholar, gained the second prize. The third prize was given to Avneet Kaur, a 15-year-old scholar from Kharar. The primary, second and third winners will obtain a money prize of Rs 15,000, 10,000 and 5,000, respectively.

The individuals not solely learnt but in addition despatched their entries, which lined numerous points, together with industrialisation, vehicular air pollution, urbanisation, waste burning and options like rising mini forests or sustainable agricultural practices. 

Regardless that the World Air High quality Report Punjab has six of the world’s 50 prime polluted cities, the air air pollution dialog in Punjab is commonly diminished to only stubble burning ignoring the opposite sources of air pollution. The competition sought to seize these totally different sources of air pollution and acquired over 70 entries. 

Aside from the three winners, over 30 chosen individuals bought an opportunity to attend a curated storytelling boot camp by award-winning cell storyteller and the pinnacle of storytelling at Pluc, Shubham Gupta. 

Akshyae Singh shared that the ability of storytelling in portraying tales of lives of individuals free from media filters makes it one of many strongest instruments. “I’ve all the time been impressed to inform tales associated to air air pollution and to signify the folks of Punjab. The coaching session was actually useful too as I met different storytellers and realized about a number of the elementary suggestions and methods of video-making,” he stated.

Sahil Sharma, a scholar and Clear Air Punjab participant, stated, “This competitors was a chance to achieve out and share my ideas about how we are able to scale back air air pollution in Punjab. The storytelling boot camp was an awesome studying expertise. I had so many new strategies to be taught that day for my tales going ahead.”

Citing her instance about how the ill-effects of Punjab’s air air pollution downside had impacted her life, Sehaj Jolly, founding father of Stub-Eco and Clear Air Punjab, stated, “After I got here throughout this competitors, I took it as an opportunity to speak about not simply totally different sources of air pollution, but in addition the options. I talked to my family and friends to organize my entry and used the anchoring methods taught to painting my story higher.”  

Tamseel Hussain, founder, letmebreathe.in & pluc.television, stated,  “After we have a look at fixing a posh downside like air air pollution, plenty of motion begins by sharing our personal tales. We’re so glad to host the first-ever Clear Air Punjab competitors and see the superb entries coming in from native residents. Utilizing our storytelling and creator engagement instruments, we have been capable of assist these folks additional and assist them create their remaining entries.”

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