April 30, 2016
For the first time, CMS used composite methods to appraise functioning of Union Government of India as it completed 2 years in May 2016. The report was released on April 30, 2016 by Dr Subhash C.Kashyap, Eminent Constitutional Expert and Dr N Bhaskara Rao, Chairman, CMS at India International Centre.
April 22, 2016
On the occasion of World Earth Day , a special showcase of award winning films was organised at The American Center. This collaborative programme of CMS VATAVARAN and The American Center included screenings of 7 films on wildlife and environment activism and interaction with wildlife experts- Dr Joydeep Bose, Ms Ema Fatima and Mr Saransh Sugandh. A total of 7 schools from Delhi NCR participated in the screenings.
March 22, 2016
CMS VATAVARAN in collaboration with National River Conservation Directorate (NRCD), Ministry of Environment, Forests and Climate Change screened award winning films at Indira Paryavaran Bhavan.
February 10, 2016
The Award Ceremony of CMS-Disney’s Friends for Change Conserving Green Spaces 2015-16 was held at the Russian Centre of Science and Culture, in the presence of esteemed guests, Mr Imran Hussain, Minister of Environment of Forests, Government of NCT of Delhi and Mr Siddharth Roy Kapur, CEO, Disney India.
January 28 – February 3, 2016
Mumbai International Film Festival and CMSVATAVARAN collaborated for special screenings at MIFF 2016. Thirteen award winning films were screened at Doordarshan Kendra Studio, Worli, Mumbai.
December 24-December 26, 2015
CMS VATAVARAN collaborated with You and I Foundation to organise the 2nd edition of Dayittwa Film Festival & Forum in Chandan Nagar (West Bengal).
December 21, 2015
Centre for Media Studies and UNICEF India co organised a Roundtable Discussion for content creators on Children at Hyderabad.
December 17-December 18, 2015
Presidium School Gurgaon lined up a series of competitions as part of a Water Festival in collaboration with CMS VATAVARAN. The event saw participation from 15 schools over a period of 2 days.
December 10, 2015
7th UNICEF Awards for Children-Related Programmes in Telugu Television Channels were presented at a special ceremony at Hotel Taj Deccan in Hyderabad.
The 7 participating schools completed the development of the parks adopted by them as part of the Disney Friends for Change program. All these parks were inaugurated in the same month.
November 27, 2015
Release of Dr. N Bhaskara Rao’s Book ‘Chronicles of Village Boy in New Delhi’ in Vijayawada and on November 27, 2015 in New Delhi.
November 22 – 26, 2015
In commemoration of the 125th Birth Anniversary of Pandit Jawaharlal Nehru, Children’s India, Bengaluru organized its 10th International Children’s Film Festival at Mangaluru. 14 award winning films of CMS VATAVARAN were part of this festival.
CMS VATAVARAN completed its 25th week of film screenings at the Ganga Auditorium of MoEF&CC.
October 9 - October 13, 2015
The eighth competitive edition of CMS VATAVARAN on the theme Water for Life with a special focus on Conserving our Water Bodies was organized at the NDMC Convention Centre, New Delhi. (http://vat2015.cmsvatavaran.org/)
August 26 – 28, 2015
The 8th CMS VATAVARAN Award Jury meet was held at Le Meridien, New Delhi. The jury members viewed 75 nominated films to select a total of 23 awards. The Indian films jury was headed by Mr Amol Palekar while Mr Girish Kasavaralli headed the International films jury.
07 Aug, 2015, 9:30 am to 5:00 pm: Symposium on Vision for Media & Communication Education in India at India International Centre, New Delhi on 07 Aug 2015.
30 July, 2015
Book Release and Panel Discussion on RTI.
June 24 – 26, 2015
The 8th CMS VATAVARAN’s nomination jury was held for three days at the Institute for Studies in Industrial Development (ISID), Vasant Kunj in New Delhi. The nomination jury of this edition comprised of 24 eminent personalities from widely divergent sectors and streams. Stockholm Water Prize 2015winner and popularly called the Water Man of India, Mr. Rajendra Singh, was the Nomination Jury Chairperson.
June 2015: CMS VATAVARAN collaborated with Dastkar to be a part of their Environment Month celebration called Galli- e- Khaas in June. Special award winning animation and short duration films were screened at the Galli-e-Khaas every weekend during this event.
29 Apr, 2015: Disney Friends for Change: Conserving Green Spaces 2015 orientation programme at Indira Gandhi National Centre for the Arts (IGNCA) Auditorium.
March 26 - March 28, 2015
The 6th travelling edition of CMS VATAVARAN was organized in Agra. Prof Mohd Muzammil, the Vice Chancellor of Dr B R Ambedkar University, who was the Chief Guest, declared the festival open.
March 12 - March 17, 2015
The 6th travelling edition of CMS VATAVARAN was organized in Gangtok.
The festival was declared open on March 12 by the Chief Guest, Hon'ble Chief Minister of Sikkim, Shri Pawan Chamling and Guest of Honour, Hon'ble Minister of Forest, Environment and Wildlife Management, Shri Tshering Wangdi Lepcha.
February 25, 2015: Ms Vidya Balan graced the 'Disney Friends for Change: Conserving Green Spaces' Award Ceremony in New Delhi, as the Guest of Honour. She awarded the best park development projects undertaken by schools of Delhi-NCR.
January 22, 2015
Roundtable discussion on Bridging the Gap Between Policy Makers and Community: Demystifying Evaluation and Addressing Concerns on January 22, 2015, (Thursday) 2:00 pm – 5:00 pm. This discussion was organised in collaboration with NITI Aayog and NILERD (formerly institute of Applied Manpower Research), to celebrate 2015- International Year of Evaluation (EvalYear).
January 16 – 18, 2015
1st weaver’s Nest Nature and Wildlife Film Festival was organised at Jalpaiguri, West Bengal in association with CMS VATAVARAN from 16-18 January, 2015.
January 15 - January 18, 2015
The 6th travelling edition of CMS VATAVARAN was organized in Raipur.
The festival was declared open on January 15, 2015 by the Hon'ble Chief Guest Dr Sachchidanand Joshi, Vice Chancellor, Kushabhau Thakre University of Journalism & Mass Communication.
December 26, 2014
CMS successfully concluded the WHO Road Safety Journalism Fellowship2014by distributing fellowship certificates to13 journalists from New Delhi and Hyderabad.
December 16, 2014
6th UNICEF Awards Function for Children-Related Programmes in Telugu Television Channels was held in Hyderabad.
December 08, 2014
Mr. Bruce Stokes, Director of Global Economic Attitudes at the Pew Research Center, USA visited CMS on December 8 at 11:00 a.m to give a talk on Economic Surveys - how Indian views compare/contrast with the rest of the world.
November 13, 2014
Ph.D. students from the Centre for the Study of Law and Governance (CSLG) from JNU visited CMS as part of their course on research methodology on November 13, 2014.
November 11, 2014
A Media Meet over Reporting on Maternal and Child Health took place at Marigold-Green Park, Hyderabad.
November 03-November 05, 2014
The 6th travelling edition of CMS VATAVARAN was organized in Amritsar.
The festival was declared open on November 3, 2014 by Shri Anil Joshi, Hon'ble Minister of Local Government, Medical Education and Research, Punjab.
October 09, 2014
The first field visit for the WHO Road Safety Journalism Fellowship 2014 was held in Bengaluru, Karnataka.
October 07-12, 2014
The 6th CMS VATAVARAN travelling festival series began with Puducherry - Auroville CMS VATAVARAN, which was scheduled from October 07 - 12, 2014 (Tuesday - Sunday).
October 7 and 9, 2014
CMS VATAVARAN organised screenings of award winning films at ASN Sr. Sec School - Mayur Vihar-1 for 7th to 10th standard students.
September 23, 2014
Media Workshop on Reporting on Children organized by CMS Hyderabad.
August 30 – 31, 2014
CMS VATAVARAN and You & I Foundation & Hooghly Chinsurah Municipality organized the Dayittya- Responsible Film Festival and Forum 2014 at Chinsurah, West Bengal.
August 21, 2014
The first workshop for all the 15 Fellows selected for the WHO Road Safety Journalism Fellowship 2014, was held at India Habitat Centre, New Delhi.
August 12, 2014
The second Orientation Workshop for the project ‘Disney Friends For Change – Conserving Green Spaces 2014-15’, was held at CMS Office, New Delhi.
The 6th UNICEF Awards for Children-Related Programmes of Telugu TV Channels was held in Hyderabad.
August 01, 2014
Consultation workshop organized by CMS-IRB on Ethics in Social Research and Evaluation - Practice and Challenges in India at IIC, New Delhi.
July 19, 2014
IAMCR, in collaboration with the Centre for Media Studies, New Delhi, organised a talk on The continued resilience of Print Media in Asia, in Hyderabad, at HICC.
CMS co-hosted a Plenary on the topic The continued resilience of Print Media in Asia during IAMCR Conference at Hyderabad International Convention Centre (HICC) in Hyderabad, India.
July 06, 2014
Screening of the award winning film 'Tiger Dynasty' held at CSOI Club, Chanakyapuri, New Delhi.
June 04, 2014
The film ‘Saving the Ganga’ ran to a packed house at IHC, Lodhi Road, New Delhi.
May 30, 2014
CMS VATAVARAN screened its 2014 Award winning Film ‘Dammed’ at the India Habitat Centre on May 30, 2014.
May 21, 2014
CMS VATAVARAN organized screenings of 2 award winning films ‘Timbaktu’ (directed by Ms Rintu Thomas and Sushmit Ghosh) and ‘Chilka – Jewel of Odisha’ (directed by Mr Shekar Dattatri) at Gulmohar Hall, IHC, Lodhi Road, New Delhi.
May 20, 2014
Curtain raiser Screenings of Award winning Films during CMS VATAVARAN 2014 at India Habitat Centre.
May 07, 2014
CMS VATAVARAN organized 2 screenings of the award winning film ‘Tiger Dynasty’ at Bhatnagar International School, Vasant Kunj, New Delhi.
April 15, 2014, 10:30 am-1:00 pm | Orientation Workshop for Disney Friends for Change: Conserving Green Spaces held at Multipurpose Hall, IIC, Max Mueller Marg, New Delhi.
Jan 30 - Feb 03, 2014
The seventh CMS VATAVARAN: Environment & Wildlife Film Festival and Forum was held at IGNCA Lawns, New Delhi, India.
December 10, 2013
5th UNICEF Awards
A media symposium was held on the 5th UNICEF Awards for Children-related Programmes in Telugu TV Channels at the Marigold - Green Park Hotel at Hyderabad on the evening of July 31, 2013.
Oct 30, 2013
CMS Seminar on The Role of Entertainment Mass Media in Changing Social Norms on Key Gender and Reproductive Health Issues: A Global Perspective. Speakers:
Mr David Poindexter, Mr William N Ryerson, Mr Shiv Khare and Dr N Bhaskara Rao.
August 23 – 24, 2013
CMS Academy, in association with MICA organised two-day Immersive workshop moderated by Dr. Arvind Singhal, Samuel and Edna Marston Endowed Professor & Director, Social Justice Initiative, The University of Texas at El Paso on Innovative Interventions for Change, Day 2: Positive Deviance & Liberating Structures.
August 19, 2013 | CMS Academy Symposium on NEWS Media Education in India is scheduled for 19th August, 2013 at India International Centre, New Delhi.
Dr. N Bhaskara Rao’s book "Good Governance: Delivering Corruption-free Public Services" Released by Shri Sachin Pilot
4th UNICEF Awards
The 4th edition of the UNICEF Awards for Gender Sensitive Programming in Telugu TV Channels has been announced. Riding high on the success and tremendous response of the
December 03-December07, 2012
CMS VATAVARAN - Biodiversity Film Festival and Forum was organized in Goa from December 03-07, 2012. Dr Sudarsan Ghosh Dastidar, Hon'ble MIC, PWD & Environment Department and Shri Partha Chatterjee, hon'ble Minister-in-charge, Commerce and Industries, declared the festival open.
October 01-October 06, 2012
CMS VATAVARAN - Biodiversity Film Festival and Forum kick started in Goa from Goa Science Centre. The hon'ble Governor of Goa Shri Bharat Vir Wanchoo declared the festival open.
September 03 - September 08, 2012
The first ever Biodiversity Film Festival and Forum was held in Jaipur. Shri Ashok Gehlot, Hon'ble Chief Minister of Rajasthan was a part of the festivities.
August 31, 2012
Telugu channel HMTV bags CMS-enba Award for Social Change Initiatives
The CMS-enba National Award for Social Change Initiatives 2012 was conferred on to HMTV at a glittering ceremony in Noida, near Delhi. The exchange4media News Broadcasting Awards (enba) 2012 were the 5th edition of these awards.
July 30 - August 4, 2012
The 5th edition of the much revered CMS VATAVARAN, India's premier environment and wildlife film festival and forum was held in Dehradun. His Excellency Dr Aziz Qureshi (Governor of Uttarakhand) will declare the film festival open. The biodiversity film festival and forum showcased best of green films in addition to a host of activities including a media roundtable, Indian ballet on Ganga, filmmaking workshop, panel discussion, open forum, and ecotour on healing the forest. The festival was held across 25 venues with corporates, university, colleges, schools, village, paramilitary forces campus, the district jail being the prominent locations.
December 06-December 10, 2011
The sixth edition competitive edition of CMS VATAVARAN with the theme Biodiversity Conservation was held from December 06 - 10, 2011 at Convention Centre and National Science Centre, New Delhi.
5th International Entertainment Education Conference
CMS was a collaborating partner at the 5th International Entertainment Education Conference -EE5 organised at IHC, New Delhi on November 17 to 20 by John Hopkins University (JHU).
Visions for Change Report
The UNEP Global Survey for Sustainable Lifestyles, "Visions for Change" was release recently in India in three different functions held at New Delhi and Hyderabad
June 01-04, 2011
Biodiversity Film Festival (June 1-4, 2011)
The Biodiversity Film Festival was organised from June 1-4, 2011 as part of global World Environment Day January 17 -January 22 2011
The fourth travelling edition of film festival went to Ahmadabad.
The festival was inaugurated by Chunnibhai Vaidya and the Guest of Honor was Dr. S N Subbarao Director, National Youth Project and Chairman of ICYO(Indian Commitee of Youth Organizations. The festival took place at National Institute of Design, Paldi, Ahmedabad.
January 10 -January 13, 2011
The fourth travelling edition of film festival went to Patna.
The Patna Festival took place at AN College, Magadh University, Boring Road, Patna. The competitions took place at College of Arts and Crafts, Patna University.
2010 – 2011
National Lecture Series
Analysing and Envisioning India Dr Ashish Bose, Nandan Nilekani, Sam Pitroda, Justice Rajindar Sachar, Dr Kiran Mazumdar, Shyam Benegal, Ms Aruna Roy etc
The fourth travelling edition of film festival went to Bhubaneswar
The festival was inaugurated by Hon’ble Governor of Orissa, Shri Murlidhar Chandrakant Bhandare on November 30 at Regional Museum of Natural History, Bhubneswar.
October 4- October 7, 2010
The fourth travelling edition of film festival went to Thiruvananthapuram.
The film festival and forum was inaugurated by veteran filmmaker Sri Adoor Gopalakrishnan and Sri Binoy Viswam, Hon’ble Minister of Forest, Government of Kerala.
October 4- October 6, 2010
The fourth travelling edition of film festival went to Port Blair.
The festival was declared open on October 4 by Chief Guest, Lt Gen (Retd) Bhopinder Singh and Guest of Honour, Shri Vivek Rae, Chief Secretary, Andaman and Nicobar Administration. August 28 – September 03, 2010
The fourth travelling edition of film festival went to Shillong.
The festival was declared open on September 1 by the Chief Guest, Hon'ble Governor of Meghalaya, Shri Ranjit Shekhar Mooshahary at the State Central Library, Shillong.
August 4 - August 13 ,2010
The fourth travelling edition of film festival went to Hyderabad.
The Film festival took place at Bhartiya Vidya Bhavan, Kulpati Munshi Sadan 5-9-1105, Basheerbagh, King Koti Road, Hyderabad.
July 02-July 04, 2010
The fourth travelling edition of film festival went to Shimla.
The festival was declared open on July 2 by the Chief Guest, Hon'ble Chief Minister of Himachal Pradesh, Prof Prem Kumar Dhumal and the Guest of Honour, Smt Sarojini Ganju Thakur.
October 27-October 31, 2009
The fifth Competitive Environment & Wildlife Film Festival and Forum on the theme Change and Sustainable Technologies was held at India Habitat Centre, New Delhi.
February 5-February 7, 2009
The third CMS VATAVARAN Environment and Wildlife Travelling Film Festival was held in Hyderabad.
The film screening took place at Bhartiya Vidya Bhavan. A total of 350 students participated 50 different schools in the painting competition held at Jawahar Bal Bhavan, Hyderabad.
January 15-January 17, 2009
The third CMS VATAVARAN Environment and Wildlife Travelling Film Festival was held in Lucknow.
A total of 240 children participated in the painting competition on the theme “Climate change” at World Unity Convention Centre, City Montessori Girls Degree College, Lucknow.
December 5 – December 7, 2008
The third CMS VATAVARAN Environment and Wildlife Travelling Film Festival was held in Pune.
The film screening took place at S.M Joshi Hall, Pune. Mr. Kiran Purandare who has spent 500 days in Nagzira Wildlife Sanctuary and is the author of two books on conservation and livelihood issues in North East Maharashtra attended the festival.
November 10- November 12, 2008
The third CMS VATAVARAN Environment and Wildlife Travelling Film Festival was held in Ranchi.
The festival was inaugurated by Hon’ble Chief Minister and Forest Minister, Govt. of Jharkhand, Shri Sudhir Mahto and declared the festival opne.
October 17-October 19, 2008
The third CMS VATAVARAN Environment and Wildlife Travelling Film Festival was held in Coimbatore.
The festival was inaugurated on October 17 at the Kalaiarangam Auditorium by the Shri R. Venkatachalam, Mayor, Coimbatore Municipal Corporation. Noted actor and director Ms. Revathy Menon and acclaimed conservation filmmakers K.P. Sasi and Suresh Elamon will also grace the inaugural ceremony.
October 15- October 17, 2008
The third CMS VATAVARAN Environment and Wildlife Travelling Film Festival was held in Bhopal.
The festival was formally inaugurated by Shri Sunil Sood, Hon’ble Mayor, Bhopal Municipal Corporation. Mohd Hashim, Retd. PCCF and Member, Enviroment Impact Assessment Authority, Ministry of Environment and Forests, Govt. of India was the guest of honour.
September 26- September 28, 2008
The third CMS VATAVARAN Environment and Wildlife Travelling Film Festival was held in Agartala.
CMS VATAVARAN had special sections dedicated to International Year of the Reef, International Year of Planet Earth and other environmentally significant days, as declared by UNEP.
September 11- September 13, 2008
The third CMS VATAVARAN Environment and Wildlife Travelling Film Festival was held in Leh. An approximate of 10,000 people attended the film festival in Leh. The film screenings were held at the Leh Auditorium with special screenings for the Army and Indo Tibetan Border Police (ITBP) in their premises.
September 12-September 16, 2007
CMS VATAVARAN celebrated its fourth year of competitive festival in New Delhi.
February 9-February 13, 2007
The second CMS VATAVARAN Travelling Film Festival went to Pune.
The festival took place at Archive Theatre, Pune Expo 2006, Agriculture College Ground, Shrinagar.
January 27-January 30, 2007
The second CMS VATAVARAN Travelling Film Festival went to Kolkata.
The festival was inaugurated by then Chief Minister of West Bengal, Buddhadeb Bhattacharya and declared the festival open.
December 7-December 9, 2006
The second CMS VATAVARAN Travelling Film Festival went to Hyderabad.
Shri J Hairnarayan, Chief Secretaryy, Andhra Pradesh, lit the inaugural lamp at Hyderabad CMS VATAVARAN 2006. The inaugural function saw the auditorium full to its capacity. Around 2455 people attended this three-day festival from different sections of the society including school and college students.
December 7-December 9, 2006
The second CMS VATAVARAN Travelling Film Festival went to Ranchi.
The prize distribution of the competition was done by Guests of Honour Mr. Manish Maroo, Director, Ranchi Express, Mr. A.K. Singh,PCCF, Biodiversity Conservation & Chief Wildlife Warden, Dept. of Forest and Environment, Govt. of Jharkhand and Mr. K.K.Khandelwal, Secretary, Dept. of Forests and Environment, Govt. of Jharkhand during the concluding ceremony of the Ranchi CMS VATAVARAN.
November 24- November 26, 2006
The second CMS VATAVARAN Travelling Film Festival went to Guwahati.
The film festival was formally inaugurated by Dr Birendranath Dutta, noted folklorist, scholar and academician and Former Asom Sahitya Sabha President by lighting the inaugural lamp, accompanied by Ms. P N Vasanti, Director, CMS and Dr Bibhab Kr Talukdar, Secretary General, Aaranyak.
November 17-November 23, 2006
The second CMS VATAVARAN Travelling Film Festival was held in Brazil.
October 6-October 8, 2006
Bangalore CMS VATAVARAN Travelling Film Festival 2006 was held at the Alliance Francaise de Bangalore.
The inaugural ceremony started with the Guest Honor Mr A.K. Varma, Principal Chief Conservator of Forests and Chief Wildlife Warden, Bangalore (Karnataka) and the partner organizations and their respective representatives including Prof R. Sukumar, Managing Director, ANCF; Mr. N. Shashidhara, Secretary, SFS and Dr Seema Purushothaman Associate Director, ATREE.
October 5-October 7, 2006
The second CMS VATAVARAN Travelling Film Festival went to Chennai.
Ms. Revathy Menon, renowned Actor, Director and social activist, was the chief guest for the inaugural ceremony. While Mr. Siddharth Behura, Additional Secy, MoEF was the guest of honor. The Inaugural Ceremony & Screenings took place at Kalaivanar Arangam, Wallajah Road, Chennai whereas the Workshop took place at C. P. R. Environmental Education Centre, 1, Eldams Road, Alwarpet, Chennai.
September 22-September 23, 2006
The second CMS VATAVARAN Travelling Film Festival went to Kashmir.
The Guest of Honour, Mr. Mahesh Bhatt was part of the inaugural ceremony which took place at the Sher-e-Kashmir International Conference Centre, Srinagar. Over 2500 people attended the festival and took keen interest in the different activities in two days.
August 23-August 25, 2006
CMS VATAVARAN Travels 2006 took to Chandigarh’s Tagore Theatre with special screenings for nearly 2000 children across the city and its vicinity.
The festival was inaugurated by Principal Secretary to Govt. of Punjab, Department of Science, and Technology & Environment. An expert was invited for each session to discuss topical environmental issues with the audience. In all 3263 people participated during the festival. This included 2021 school students accompanied by 173 school teachers (from over 50 schools) and 484 college & university students accompanied by 27 college (from 12 colleges) & university lecturers.
June 28- June 30, 2006
The second CMS VATAVARAN Travelling Film Festival went overseas to Abu Dhabi. The screenings took place at the India Social & Cultural Centre, Cinema Hall, Abu Dhabi
June 01- June 03, 2006
The second CMS VATAVARAN Travelling Film Festival went to Sirmour.
To make the festival lively and interactive, a host of games and exercises would be organized to make it an entertaining environmental education programme. More than 1000 children participated in the festival along-with villagers in three days film festival.
November 21-November 24, 2005
The third competitive edition of CMS VATAVARAN was held at India Habitat Centre, New Delhi.
December 04-December 07, 2004
Vatavaran Travels 2004 film festival was held at NCPA, Nariman Point, Mumbai. Mr. Sudhir Mittal, Joint Secretary, Ministry of Environment & Forests, GOI declared the festival open.
November 27- November 29, 2004
Vatavaran Travels 2004 film festival was held at the Russian Cultural Centre, Kasturi Rangan Road, Chennai. The event was formally inaugurated by Shri. A. Raja, Hon’ble Minister of Environment and Forests, Government of India.
November 18-November 20, 2003
VATAVARAN 2003 on the theme Water for Life was held at India Habitat Centre, New Delhi.
April 8-April 9, 2002
India's First National Film Festival on Environment & Wildlife on the theme Sustainable Environment through Films was held at the Siri Fort Auditorium khel Gaon Marg, New Delhi.