Aadhar is 55 minutes long Nepali film. It is an initiative of Government Girls’ Senior Secondary School, Kyongsha, Gyalshing, West Sikkim. The movie is based on the facilities provided by our honorable Chief Minister to the meritorious students in the form of the Chief Minister Merit Scholarship.
The story revolves around an economically backward but a very hardworking father, Maney Mukhia and his equally deserving daughter, Sandhya, who gets selected for the Chief Minister Meritorious scholarship. She completes her school education from a reputed school at Dehradun and returns back to her native village as an Assistant Conservator of Forest. The movie also touches upon the important issue of conservation of our environment.
The movie was written and produced by Mr. Chandra Lal Gurung, a senior primary teacher. Mr. Ashish Kumar Pradhan, PGT history of the school, looked after the editing and directing. He was also in-charge of the cinematography. The whole movie was shot with Panasonic HXWA 10 HD camera. It was especially interesting because all the actors who appeared in the film were from the school fraternity. Miss Dikcha Mukhia from class IV played the role of child Sandhya and Miss Prasis Rai of class VIII portrayed the character of the adult Sandhya.
The whole process, ‘starting’ from the conception of the idea to the production was done within one and half month, more specifically between mid-March to May 2016. The shooting of the film was done mainly before and after school hours and during holidays. This was done so that it would not hamper the class hours of the teachers and the students who were involved with the production.
The main objective behind the initiative was to promote the CMMS among the students, and also make them aware of their responsibility towards our environment. In addition to that, it also provided a platform to the talented students.