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Children need places to play not cell phones : Vivek Mohan
Himachal Pradesh

Children need places to play not cell phones : Vivek Mohan

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Solan, Nov 14 : National Film Award winner Vivek Mohan, who has also been National Jury twice in Indian Panorama of International Film Fest of Goa, on Thursday said governments must provide enough space for children to play, particularly in hill areas.

Delivering a Guru Talk at Shoolini University of Biotechnology and Management Sciences Bhajhol-Solan, he said there was an urgent need to provide open spaces in parks and playgrounds to give children an alternate creative activity to keep them away from mobiles and nefarious activities at this tender age.

Vivek, who hails from Shimla and is based in Mumbai, depicted the plight of children through a docu-drama “Shivaji Park of Shimla” to underline his point. The 22-minute film depicted children playing in the only available open and level space in Shimla - the Ridge.

He related the Ridge to the famous Shivaji Park in Mumbai. The Ridge witnesses and hosts all kinds of political, religious and social activities except allowing kids to play for few hours at least even on Sundays.

He said the documentary made an impact with the government which began opening up parks and other spaces for the children to play. (UNI)