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‘Green Salute?: Indian and International Awards
India’s premier environment and wildlife film festival CMS VATAVARAN successfully culminated with a glittering award ceremony on October 30 at IHC. There were 25 awards in 15 Indian categories and 10 awards in nine international categories. The eminent guests that were present during the award night include noted filmmaker Mr Mahesh Bhatt, Magsaysay award winner Rajender Singh, H.E Mr Bob Hiensch, Ambassador of the Netherlands to India, Mr Jahnu Baruah, director and chairperson of CMS VATAVARAN 2009 jury, Dr N Bhaskara Rao, Chairman CMS and PN Vasanti, director CMS. The welcome speech was given by Dr. Bhaskara Rao, Chairman, CMS. Mahesh Bhatt, appreciated and congratulated CMS for its persistent efforts to create awareness on environmental issues and said that this year the festival was grander in comparison to last year.


5th CMS VATAVARAN Environment and Wildlife Film Festival
Welcome to the 5th CMS VATAVARAN, the premier Environment and Wildlife Film Festival from India that is making a global impact. Though it is aimed at sensitising people about their rich environmental heritage and the need to conserve it, CMS VATAVARAN is not just a film festival. It is a unique environment platform that makes it many things rolled in one ? it is a people’s festival of environment and wildlife, a specialist programme for environmentalists and filmmakers, a vocational and skill development activity, a business and networking facilitator.

Festival theme   Festival focus
Climate Change & Sustainable Technologies   Natural Heritage Conservation
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