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CMS VATAVARAN Lifetime Achievement Award for Vijaya Mulay

Filmmaker behind children “Ek, AnekAurEkta” to be conferred at CMS VATAVARAN

New Delhi- Delhi based veteran documentary filmmakerVijayaMulay,will be conferred with the prestigious CMS VATAVARAN Lifetime Achievement Award.

The award is being conferred for her effortsthat has shaped how India is viewed by Indian and non-Indian filmmakers through her films. She has worked closely with legendary filmmakers like Satyajit Ray, Louis Malle, MrinalSen, etc.Several of her films received National awards and awards at International Film Festivals including Delhi, New York, Teheran.

VijayaMulay, now 92, has Master’s degree in Education from the University of Leeds, UK where she inculcated her taste for cinema. She was also the President of Federation of Film Societies of India. She made her first film- ‘The Tidal Bore’ (about the 15 feet tidal bore coming from Bay of Bengal like a wall of water on the Hooghly River). She has also received the Vikram Sarabhai Life Time Achievement award for educational communication in 1999. In 1974, she made the popular children’s film Ek, Anek, aurEkta that was repeatedly broadcast on Doordarshan channels.

As an educationist, she developed a multimedia package through SITE (Satellite Instructional Television Experiment) for training of more than 48000 primary school teachers which iswidely considered to be a path-breaking program in the area of educational technology.

CMS VATAVARAN in its endeavour to recognise people’s effortsin the field of filmmaking and conservation issues will be awarding VijayaMulay for her outstanding contributionin filmmaking. The award will be conferred on February 02, at the 7th CMS VATAVARAN Award Nite to be held in IGNCA Lawns, near India Gate from 7 pm onwards.

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