3rd ICEPLEX AD FILM AWARDS (IAFA)
On 16th July 2011, the Prince Hall at NSCI Worli witnessed a memorable meet of the past and present. ICEPLEX had organised the 3rd IAFA Jury meet comprising of veterans like Ameen Sayani (the eternal golden voice) , Tabassum (ruled the DD airwaves for nearly 2 decades through the programmes Phool khile hain gulshan gulshan), Parikshet Sahni (famous film & tv personality), Madhushree (playback singer) and Ujjawal Kumar Choudhary (Dean-Whistling Woods).
|The 3rd IAFA Jury addressing the press|
IAFA targets primarily 11-21 years age group who compete for the best made ads.
|A nominated Celebrity Promotion Ad in progress|
Apart from the adult jury, there was the child jury headed by Avinash Mukherjee (of Balika Badhu fame). Bhavya Gandhi and Mehr Shah were also present.
|Bhavya Gandhi alias Tappu|
|AAvinash Mukherjee alias Jagya|
|Parikshet Sahni makes a point..|
Parikshet Sahni felt that some of the ads by the children made him so emotional that he got a lump in his throat.
|Ameen Sayani : continues to impress the Press|
Ameen Sayani was of the opinion 'pragati aur parampara' must work hand in hand. He added, "No doubt, today's generation is doing a wonderful job in the fields of creativity. However only if they continue to create without forgoing their traditions can they do still better".
|Tabassum the ever charming personality|
Tabassum had all the praises for these young film-makers and she congratulated the RYAN International Group especially its Chairman Dr. Augustine F. Pinto and Managing Director Madam Grace Pinto who are supporting the cause of children in such a unique manner. As per Dr. Pinto, every child is multi-talented and as such they should be given multi-faceted platforms to showcase their skills and multiple options to consider while choosing a career.
|Dr. A F Pinto|
|Madam Grace Pinto|
Dr. Ujjawal Kumar Choudhary- Dean of Whistling Woods suggested that it is high time that the 'ICEPLEX Movement" should now go up to the next level and involve TV, radio, media institutes and film makers to be a part of this movement. Madhushree felt that the Children have been given an excellent plat form by the Ryan group to show case their talent
|U K Choudhary|
The child celebrities namely Avinash Mukherjee (of Balika Badhu fame). Bhavya Gandhi (tarak Mehta), Meet Kothari (Dabang) and Saloni Daini (Laughter Challenge) expressed their thanks to the RYAN Group, its Chairman and Managing Director for giving them an early start to connect with media and media tools.