Hyderabad: Experts at an ‘Open Forum’ have strongly felt that the belief system in the children is created at the tender age of five and it reflects on their behaviour as they grow.
And, if the parents want to change the behaviour of their kids, they should mend the belief system of their wards but not their behaviour.
The ‘Open Forum’ was held at the Prasads Imax here on Friday on the sidelines of the 20th International Children’s Film Festival which was chaired by Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of the Children Film Society,
India where eminent personalities from different countries, including Tollywood actress of yesteryear and chairman of the Blue Cross Society Amala Akkineni from Hyderabad were present.
Almost all the speakers at the Open Forum felt that the belief system in the children should be changed at the very tender age itself or it will be difficult to med them as they grow.
Though the meet is aimed at focusing on environmental issues and animal protection, the speakers touched other relevant subjects too.
Stressing on the importance on vegetarianism, they said that children should be taught as to how to treat the animals and not to use force on them.
They even mentioned the Bhagavad Geetha as an example to be taught to the kids and the children’s films should mainly take this epic as an inspiration.
Pointing out films like ‘Poorna” made on the real life of a humble family from Telangana, the speakers agreed that such movies create an impact on the lives of the children.
Cinema catches up fast with the public as it is the most powerful media, they said and stressed the need to make more films like “Poorna” as the film makers too have a duty to pass on a message to the next generation.
Besides Amala Akkineni and Sravan Kumar, those who participated in the Open Forum included film producer Pierre Assouline from Paris, social communicator Liset Cotera from Mexico,
human resources consultant and trainer Joy Chowdhury from Singapore and scholar and film activist Russell Miller from the United States.
Former dean of Symbiosis Chowdary introduced the speakers to the guests, drawn from different countries. (INN)