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CUHP Faculty bags National Award for Documentary on Gaddi Tribe

Dharamshala, Oct 7 (UNI) Central University of Himachal Pradesh faculty Dr Manukonda Rabindranath bagged national award for documentary on Gaddi Tribe and received Special Mention award in
Best Formative Research category, in All India Video Competition from Acharya Dev Vrat Governor of Himachal Pradesh on Friday.


Sanjay Kumar Singh spokesman of the Central University of Himachal Pradesh told UNI that in a glittering ceremony on Friday conducted by Consortium for Educational Communication (CEC) - University Grants
Commission, Govt. of India at HP University, Shimla, Dr Rabindranath, Associate Professor and Head, Department of Journalism, Central University of Himachal received Special Mention award in Best
Formative Research category, in All India Video Competition from Acharya Dev Vrat Governor of Himachal Pradesh.


Singh said that a Narrative Documentary depicting the Nomadic Life of Gaddi Tribe of Himachal was produced and directed and was given voice over by Dr Rabindranath himself.
He said that the documentary was on culture, dress, religious practices, education, health practices, food habits, song and dance of Gaddi Tribe which is the most populous tribe of Himachal. This narrative documentary covered the complete life of the shepherding community in a year and showed how they live in and around tough terrains of Himalayan Ranges shepherding their flock, Singh disclosed.
He said that Rabindranath captured live visuals of whole Shivratri festival with rituals, customs, dance and songs in real life situation.
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