Six short films, aimed at children and teenagers, were being shown in the film festival 'Applied Vivekananda' at ICCR auditorium since last evening, Abhijit Dasgupta said on behalf of the organisers Sukriti Foundation .

The films of 2-10 minutes duration and split into teens and above teen segments, have fictional tales of winning over adversities and disseminate Vivekananda's preachings among the public.

"We have Chaiwala Publisher (Harsh Singh), Food First (A C Manoharan), Street Artist (Sanjit Datta), Cleanliness (Anjan Paul), Boatsmen (Satanjib Gupta) in the two categories," Dasgupta said.

Swami Atmapriyanandaji Maharaj, Vice-Chancellor of Ramakrishna Vivekananda University, told reporters Vivekananda's teachings have become more and more relevant in the present age.

He had always been up against the subjugation of women, which had been rampant since the days of Mahabharat till the present, the VC said.

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