The Manipal Institute of Communication (MIC), Manipal University and the British Council will be organising a three-day event titled “Awareness on Climate Change through Art” here from Monday.

Varadesh Hiregange, director of the institute, told presspersons that the three-day event includes a cartoon exhibition, screening of documentaries, workshops and a symposium. The programme will begin with the screening of a documentary “Blocks of Green” by the film-maker Bishnu Dev Halder on Monday.

Smitha Hegde, head of the Department of Biotechnology at St. Aloysius College, Mangalore; Jayappa, Professor in the Department of Marine Geology in Mangalore University; and Lakshman, Professor at NITK-Surathkal, will deliver lectures on “Climate change and its impact on coastal fisheries and environment” in a parallel session.

Documentaries made by young film-makers will be screened the same afternoon. Mr. Haldar will chair a workshop on film-making in a parallel session on the same day.

Jagadeesh, faculty, Ambit Computers, Mangalore, will conduct a workshop on film editing on January 18. A cartoon drawing competition for students of MIC will be held the same evening and a quiz competition on January 19.

Another highlight will be a cartoon exhibition, which will be open to public from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. As many as 75 cartoons will be on display. The first day's (January 17) programmes — screening of documentaries, symposium and workshops are open to the public.

H. Vinod Bhat, Pro Vice-Chancellor of Manipal University, will inaugurate the event. A.J. Solomon, manager (Projects) of British Council, Chennai; K.C. Shet, president of Mangalore chapter of Association of British Scholars (ABS); and M.V. Kamath, honorary director of MIC; would be chief guest.

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